Do coping strategies mediate the association between Type D personality and quality of life among people with multiple sclerosis?

Pavol Mikula*, Iveta Nagyova, Martina Krokavcova, Marianna Vitkova, Jaroslav Rosenberger, Jarmila Szilasiova, Zuzana Gdovinova, Johan W. Groothoff, Jitse P. van Dijk

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to explore whether different coping strategies are able to mediate the association between Type D personality and quality of life. We collected information from 156 consecutive patients (response rate: 72.9%; 75.0% women; median age: 40 +/- 3years). Patients completed the Type D Scale-14, the Coping Self-Efficacy Scale and the Short-Form Health Survey for measuring physical and mental quality of life. The mediating effect of coping was analysed using correlations, linear regressions and the Sobel z-test. In the mental quality of life, all three studied coping strategies mediated the association between Type D personality and quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1557-1565
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume23
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1-Oct-2018

Keywords

  • chronic disease
  • coping
  • mental component of quality of life
  • multiple sclerosis
  • physical component of quality of life
  • Type D
  • NEGATIVE AFFECTIVITY
  • SELF-EFFICACY
  • MENTAL-HEALTH
  • SYMPTOMS
  • DISEASE
  • DEPRESSION
  • ANXIETY
  • STRESS
  • DISABILITY
  • DISTRESS

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