Emotional stress, psychosocial variables and coping associated with hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus infections in intravenous drug users.

@article{Grassi2002EmotionalSP,
  title={Emotional stress, psychosocial variables and coping associated with hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus infections in intravenous drug users.},
  author={Luigi Grassi and James Satriano and Alessia Serra and Bruno Biancosino and Spyridon Zotos and Laura Sighinolfi and Florio Ghinelli},
  journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics},
  year={2002},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={342-9}
}
BACKGROUND The increasing health problem of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has only recently attracted the attention of psychosocial research, especially among subjects at higher risk (e.g. intravenous drug users; IDUs). The aim of the present study was to compare emotional stress symptoms, psychosocial variables (i.e. social support, external locus of control and emotional repression) and coping strategies in HCV-seropositive, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive and HCV/HIV… CONTINUE READING

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