Relationships Between Adjustment to HIV and Both Social Support and Coping

Pakenham K.I., Dadds M.R. and Terry D.J. (1994) Relationships Between Adjustment to HIV and Both Social Support and Coping. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 62 6: 1194-1203. doi:10.1037/0022-006X.62.6.1194

Author Pakenham K.I.
Dadds M.R.
Terry D.J.
Title Relationships Between Adjustment to HIV and Both Social Support and Coping
Journal name Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-006X
Publication date 1994-01-01
Year available 1994
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/0022-006X.62.6.1194
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 62
Issue 6
Start page 1194
End page 1203
Total pages 10
Place of publication WASHINGTON
Language eng
Subject 3203 Clinical Psychology
2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
Abstract This study examined the relationships between HIV stage, social support, coping strategies, and adjustment to HIV. Ninety-six HIV-infected gay men and 33 seronegative comparison group participants participated in the study. In general, coping strategies and social support did not differ according to HIV stage. As predicted, adjustment was related to social support and coping strategies. Coping strategies were linked to psychosocial adjustment, whereas social support was more strongly associated with health-related variables. There was little evidence of buffering effects of either coping strategies or social support. Four coping strategies were related to low levels of psychological distress. Contrary to expectation, the relationships between coping strategies and adjustment did not vary as a function of HIV stage. However, the relationship between adjustment and some elements of social support varied as a function of HIV stage.
Keyword Gay Men
Chronic Illness
Psychological Adjustment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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