Published In

Health Psychology Open

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Subjects

People with disabilities -- Psychological aspects

Abstract

This systematic review examined the validity of generic coping-with-stress measures in the relationships between avoidance-type coping and psychosocial adaptation to chronic illness and disability. Major data bases were searched for studies on the association between avoidance-type coping and psychosocial adaptation to chronic illness and disability. Findings indicated that reliance upon avoidance-type coping is linked to reports of poorer psychosocial adaptation. The veracity of these findings must be treated cautiously owing to conceptual, structural, psychometric, and other issues. Users of generic coping measures should consider these concerns prior to empirically investigating the link between generic avoidance-type coping measures and psychosocial adaptation among people with chronic illness and disability.

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© The Author(s) 2019 Article reuse guidelines: sagepub.com/journals-permissions DOI: 10.1177/2055102919891396 journals.sagepub.com/home/hpo

DOI

10.1177/2055102919891396

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/30726

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