Attentional lapses, emotional regulation and quality of life in multiple sclerosis

Phillips, Louise H., Saldias, Amber, McCarrey, Anna, Henry, Julie D., Scott, Clare, Summers, Fiona and Whyte, Maggie (2009) Attentional lapses, emotional regulation and quality of life in multiple sclerosis. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 48 1: 101-106. doi:10.1348/014466508X379566

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Author Phillips, Louise H.
Saldias, Amber
McCarrey, Anna
Henry, Julie D.
Scott, Clare
Summers, Fiona
Whyte, Maggie
Title Attentional lapses, emotional regulation and quality of life in multiple sclerosis
Journal name British Journal of Clinical Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0144-6657
2044-8260
Publication date 2009-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1348/014466508X379566
Volume 48
Issue 1
Start page 101
End page 106
Total pages 6
Place of publication Leicester, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objectives. We investigated the role of attentional lapses and emotion regulation in
predicting multiple aspects of Quality of Life (QoL) in MS.

Methods. Individuals with MS (n =86) reported on frequency of attentional lapses using the Cognitive Failures Questionnaire, deployment of different emotion regulation strategies using the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire, and QoL on a range of domains using the WHOQoL-BREF.

Results. Regression analyses indicated that attentional failures and infrequent use of
emotional reappraisal strategies predicted variance in all aspects of QoL, in addition to effects of disease severity (total R2s ranged from .134 to .446).

Conclusions. Problems with attentional lapses and a failure to use effective emotion
regulation strategies may contribute to reduced QoL in MS.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010. Published under Brief Reports.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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