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Type: Journal article
Title: A biopsychosocial model of resilience for multiple sclerosis
Author: Black, R.
Dorstyn, D.
Citation: Journal of Health Psychology, 2015; 20(11):1434-1444
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1461-7277
1461-7277
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences
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Rebecca Black and Diana Dorstyn
Abstract: The concept of resilience remains under-researched in the multiple sclerosis literature. Consequently, current understanding of the unique and joint contribution of disability-specific variables, cognitive behavioural skills and social resources to this dynamic process is limited. A holistic model of resilience was therefore developed and tested. Results of an online survey completed by 196 adults with multiple sclerosis revealed both direct and indirect pathways to resilience, with positive affect and self-efficacy being the strongest predictors. The findings lend support to psychological interventions which focus on promoting the personal resources and assets needed to cope effectively with multiple sclerosis.
Keywords: adults; depression; disability; multiple sclerosis; self-efficacy
Rights: © The Author(s) 2013
RMID: 0020137818
DOI: 10.1177/1359105313512879
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