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Coping processes and health-related quality of life in Parkinson's disease

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Bucks, RS and Cruise, KE and Skinner, TC and Loftus, AM and Barker, RA and Thomas, MG, Coping processes and health-related quality of life in Parkinson's disease, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 26, (3) pp. 247-255. ISSN 0885-6230 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1002/gps.2520

Abstract

Objective This study investigated the predictive value of various coping processes for the psychological and disease specific aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in Parkinson's disease (PD).

Method Cross-sectional study of 85 participants with PD using the Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WCQ), Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS-21), quality of life (PDQ-39), and socio-demographic and clinical variables.

Results Greater use of planful problem solving coping was found to be significantly associated with better HRQoL in relation to cognitive impairment, communication and bodily discomfort. In addition to greater disease duration, greater use of escape-avoidance coping processes were identified as significant predictors of poorer HRQoL outcomes in the domains of mood and emotional well-being.

Conclusion Psychological interventions such as mindfulness training, aimed at reducing the use of escape-avoidance copying, may help to improve HRQoL in PD.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:coping, health-related quality of life, HRQoL, mood, Parkinsonís disease
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Research Field:Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
Author:Skinner, TC (Professor Timothy Skinner)
ID Code:74229
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:17
Deposited By:Rural Clinical School
Deposited On:2011-11-15
Last Modified:2012-10-17
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