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Investigating the relationship between coping, quality of life and depression/anxiety in patients with external fixation devices

Dheensa, Sandi and Thomas, Shirley 2012. Investigating the relationship between coping, quality of life and depression/anxiety in patients with external fixation devices. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing 16 (1) , pp. 30-38. 10.1016/j.ijotn.2011.06.003

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Abstract

Few studies have explored psychosocial factors affecting depression, anxiety and quality of life (QOL) among adults with external fixation devices (EFDs). This cross-sectional study investigated whether maladaptive and adaptive coping and locus of control predicted these outcomes. Forty-seven participants, recruited from online support groups, completed an 86-item online questionnaire. Maladaptive coping e.g. denial, self-blame, substance-abuse and behavioural disengagement significantly predicted high anxiety and depression and lower psychological and social QOL. Adaptive coping e.g. active-coping and acceptance predicted higher psychological QOL. Results emphasise the importance of supporting EFD patients in developing adaptive coping strategies during, but also after, fixation.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1878-1241
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 03:36
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/104909

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