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Title: Coping with physical rehabilitation : the factors which influence a positive outcome among older adults
Author: Neilson, Clare Quayle
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1998
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This study examined the relationship between coping style and the rehabilitation outcome of older adults. Random participant selection was used, and all patients referred to the Day Hospitals over a four-month period were approached to take part. Participants were excluded on the ground of cognitive impairment, as assessed by the Mini-Mental State Examination (Folstein et al 1975). Conditional upon informed consent being given, 25-subjects were interviewed on 2 occasions: i) on their second attendance at the Day Hospital and ii) 4 weeks later. On each occasion participants were interviewed using a structured interview, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (Zigmond and Snaith 1983), The COPE (Carver et al 1989), and the Recovery Locus of Control Scale (Partridge and Johnston 1989). The aim of the study was to examine which coping styles were associated with lower levels of anxiety and depression, and the effects of time on coping. Consideration is also given to the frustration experienced by patients while on the waiting list for rehabilitation . The results included a combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis, which are discussed in relation to coping style and its relationship with individuals' levels of anxiety and depression. The relationship between coping style and the progress made by patients in rehabilitation is reported.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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