Defensive coping and health-related quality of life in chronic kidney disease: a cross-sectional study

@inproceedings{Kaltsouda2011DefensiveCA,
  title={Defensive coping and health-related quality of life in chronic kidney disease: a cross-sectional study},
  author={Anna Kaltsouda and Petros Skapinakis and Dimitrios Damigos and Margarita G Ikonomou and Rigas G. Kalaitzidis and Venetsanos G. Mavreas and Kostas Siamopoulos},
  booktitle={BMC nephrology},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Coping with the stresses of chronic disease is considered as a key factor in the perceived impairment of health related quality of life (HRQL). Little is known though about these associations in chronic kidney disease (CKD). The present study aimed to investigate the relationship of defensive coping and HRQL among patients in different CKD stages… CONTINUE READING