Coping strategies in patients with interstitial cystitis: relationships with quality of life and depression.

@article{Rothrock2003CopingSI,
  title={Coping strategies in patients with interstitial cystitis: relationships with quality of life and depression.},
  author={Nan E. Rothrock and Susan K Lutgendorf and Karl J. Kreder},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={169 1},
  pages={233-6}
}
PURPOSE Previous research has demonstrated that interstitial cystitis patients experience depressive symptoms and decrements to quality of life. However, to our knowledge the extent to which patients may be able to influence quality of life and depressive symptoms through coping strategies has not been investigated in this population. In a number of other chronic conditions specific coping strategies have been associated with the degree of impairment beyond disease severity. Therefore, the… CONTINUE READING