Coping predicts Quality of Life in a group of Irish women with iatrogenic Hepatitis c infection

Connolly, John F and Willock, Joyce (2009) Coping predicts Quality of Life in a group of Irish women with iatrogenic Hepatitis c infection. Other. .. (Unpublished)


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The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of coping style on quality of life in a group of women with an iatrogenic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. One hundred and sixty two women with a past or present HCV infection completed questionnaires assessing quality of life (Hepatitis Quality of Life Questionnaire version 2) and coping styles (Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations). Data were analysed using a variety of statistical techniques, namely, t- tests and multiple regressions. Results showed a substantially reduced quality of life for this group on all health domains of the HQLQv2. The use of an Emotion focused coping style was consistently identified as a significant predictor of poorer reported physical and mental functioning. The use of a problem or task oriented coping style was not associated with any decrease or improvement in quality of life scales. Avoidance oriented coping styles predicted better positive well being and less limitations associated with HCV. Findings and implications for the assessment and management of HCV are discussed.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Additional Information: We would like to mention and thank the Positive Action support group committee for their assistance in contacting its members and all its members who participated in the study
Divisions: School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management > Psychology and Sociology
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2009 15:30
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:55

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