The Role of Illness, Resources, Appraisal, and Coping Strategies in Adjustment to HIV/AIDS: The Direct and Buffering Effects

@article{Pakenham2001TheRO,
  title={The Role of Illness, Resources, Appraisal, and Coping Strategies in Adjustment to HIV/AIDS: The Direct and Buffering Effects},
  author={Kenneth I Pakenham and Machelle Rinaldis},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={24},
  pages={259-279}
}
This study examined the utility of a stress and coping model of adjustment to HIV/AIDS. A total of 114 HIV-infected gay or bisexual men were interviewed and they completed self-administered scales. Predictors included illness variables (disease stage and number of symptoms), coping resources (optimism and social support), appraisal (threat, challenge, and controllability), and coping strategies (problem- and emotion-focused). Adjustment outcomes were depression, global distress, social… CONTINUE READING

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