"In order not to die earlier". Coping strategies in women with multiple sclerosis

Author/s Gioacchino Lavanco, Carolina Messina, Laura Clorinda Rinaldi
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2016/2
Language Italian Pages 16 P. 79-94 File size 253 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSC2016-002008
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Multiple sclerosis, an inflammatory demyelinating disease with a chronic course, causes strong negative psychological feelings and the unpredictability of symptoms makes it a disabling disease. An research-intervention has been carried out with the aim to analyze the development of the health conditions in women with multiple sclerosis and to determine the role of psychosocial variables as supporting factors. The preliminary analysis of the data highlights the importance of coping strategies in the disease management.

Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, disease management, research-intervention, supporting factors, coping

Jel codes: I12, I31

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Gioacchino Lavanco, Carolina Messina, Laura Clorinda Rinaldi, "Per non morire prima". Strategie di coping in donne con sclerosi multipla in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 2/2016, pp 79-94, DOI: 10.3280/PSC2016-002008