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dc.contributor.authorMc Hugh, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorMc Feeters, Danielle
dc.contributor.authorBoyda, David
dc.contributor.authorO’Neill, Siobhan
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-01T11:50:18Z
dc.date.available2018-10-01T11:50:18Z
dc.date.issued2015-03-18
dc.identifier.citationMcHugh R., McFeeters D., Boyda D., O'Neill S. (2015) 'Coping styles in adults with cystic fibrosis: implications for emotional and social quality of life', Psychology, Health & Medicine, 21 (1) pp. 102-12. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2015.1020317
dc.identifier.issn1354-8506
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13548506.2015.1020317
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621726
dc.description.abstractAs life expectancy increases, interest has grown surrounding the factors that may influence quality of life (QOL) for people with cystic fibrosis (CF). The aim of the current study was to examine which specific coping styles were positively or negatively associated with social and emotional QOL in a CF sample. One hundred and twenty-two respondents aged 18 and over were recruited through an online support group. Respondents completed the ‘CF Questionnaire-Revised (CFQ-R)’ and the ‘Brief COPE’. The CFQ-R is a disease-specific instrument designed to measure the impact of CF on nine QOL domains and the Brief COPE is a 28 item questionnaire which assesses 14 coping scales. A multivariate regression model revealed that higher substance abuse and disengagement was associated with lower emotional QOL whereas greater use of religion, instrumental coping and acceptance was positively associated with emotional QOL. Active coping was linked to better social QOL and a negative association was reported between distraction coping with both emotional and social domains. Given the burden of CF, ascertaining which factors enhance or diminish emotion and social well-being is now an integral component of QOL research. The current findings may therefore have value in informing clinical interventions which aim to cater for the psychological needs of individuals with CF.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Online
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13548506.2015.1020317
dc.subjectquality of life
dc.subjectcoping
dc.subjectemotional
dc.subjectsocial
dc.subjectcystic fibrosis (CF)
dc.titleCoping styles in adults with cystic fibrosis: implications for emotional and social quality of life
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalPsychology, Health & Medicine
dc.source.journaltitlePsychology, Health & Medicine
dc.source.volume21
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage102
dc.source.endpage112


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