The relationship of ambivalent coping to depression symptoms and adjustment

Short Title:
The relationship of ambivalent coping to depression symptoms and adjustment
Model System:
Burn
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J44775.
Journal:
Rehabilitation Psychology
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2002, vol. 47, issue 4, pp 387-401
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examines the impact of baseline coping methods, specifically mental distancing and venting emotions, on symptoms of depression and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among persons with burn injuries. Data were collected during the acute postburn hospitalization period on the coping method patients used, the presence of depressive symptoms, and preburn physical and mental HRQOL. Results showed that ambivalent coping (using both mental distancing and venting emotions) led to more symptoms of depression at follow-up than use of either one or the other coping method or using no coping method.
Author(s):
Fauerbach, James A.; Lawrence, John W.; Bryant, Amy G.; Smith, Jennifer H.
Author Address(es):

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