Relationships among community reintegration, coping strategies, and life satisfaction in a sample of persons with spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Relationships among community reintegration, coping strategies, and life satisfaction in a sample of persons with spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J35398.
Journal:
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1998, vol. 4, issue 1, pp 56-72
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Abstract:
Study examining the association of self-reported handicap (as assessed both objectively and subjectively) and coping strategies with overall life satisfaction for persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). Data were obtained from 78 people living in the community 1 to 7 years after SCI. It was found that objective and subjective measures of handicap were correlated with each other and with life satisfaction, but only perceived handicap provided a unique explanation of life satisfaction in a multivariate context. Two of the 8 assessed coping strategies were associated with life satisfaction, but only one, escape-avoidance coping, remained significant when assessed in conjunction with handicap.
Author(s):
Hansen, N. S.; Forchheimer, M.; Tate, D. G.; Luera, G.
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