This study jointly examined illness beliefs held by persons with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) and caregivers in relation to well-being. A group of 68 PwMS and their caregivers completed the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire, Psychological Well-being Scales, Satisfaction with Life Scale and Positive Affect and Negative Affect Schedule. Findings revealed that PwMS’ well-being was primarily predicted by their own illness beliefs, and that also caregivers’ well-being was primarily predicted by their own beliefs. Across the two groups, well-being was positively associated with their belief that they understood the disease, and inversely associated with their representations of negative emotions. In addition, among PwMS, well-being was inversely associated with the number of symptoms they specifically attributed to their illness, while among caregivers, well-being was positively associated with beliefs that treatment could control the disease. Based on the study findings, psychoeducational and cognitive-behavioral strategies are suggested to promote well-being among PwMS and caregivers.
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|Titolo:||Illness Perception and Well-Being Among Persons with Multiple Sclerosis and Their Caregivers|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Citazione:||Illness Perception and Well-Being Among Persons with Multiple Sclerosis and Their Caregivers / Bassi, Marta; Falautano, Monica; Cilia, Sabina; Goretti, Benedetta; Grobberio, Monica; Pattini, Marianna; Pietrolongo, Erika; Viterbo, Rosa Gemma; Amato, Maria Pia; Benin, Miriam; Lugaresi, Alessandra; Minacapelli, Eleonora; Montanari, Enrico; Patti, Francesco; Troiano, Maria; Delle Fave, Antonella. - In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY IN MEDICAL SETTINGS. - ISSN 1068-9583. - 23:1(2016), pp. 33-52.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|