Volume 32, Issue 1 (6-2008)                   Research in Medicine 2008, 32(1): 27-35 | Back to browse issues page

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Besharat M, Barati N, Lotfi J. Relationship between coping styles and mental health in a sample of multiple sclerosis patients. Research in Medicine 2008; 32 (1) :27-35
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Introduction: The relationship between coping styles and mental health was investigated in a sample of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients. A correlational analysis was performed to assess the kind of association that exists between stress-coping styles, including problem-focused, positive emotion-focused, and negative emotion-focused coping styles, and mental health, (psychological well-being and psychological distress). Materials and methods: One hundred and twenty patients, (41 men, 79 women), from Iranian MS Society were included in this study. All participants were asked to complete Tehran Coping Styles Scale (TCSS) and Mental Health Inventory (MHI). Analysis of the data involved both descriptive and inferential statistics including means, standard deviations, multivariate analysis of variance, Pearson's correlation coefficients and regression analysis. Results: The results revealed that positive emotion-focused coping style was positively associated with psychological well-being and negatively associated with psychological distress.Conclusion: It can be concluded that psychological well-being and psychological distress of MS patients are influenced by emotion-focused coping styles.
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Received: 2008/07/2 | Published: 2008/06/15

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