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J Health Psychol. 2014 Mar;19(3):417-26. doi: 10.1177/1359105312471571. Epub 2013 Mar 14.

Perfectionism, Type D personality, and illness-related coping styles in cardiac rehabilitation patients.

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York University, Canada.

Abstract

This study investigated the associations among trait perfectionism, perfectionistic self-presentation, Type D personality, and illness-specific coping styles in 100 cardiac rehabilitation patients. Participants completed the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale, the Perfectionistic Self-Presentation Scale, the Type D Scale-14, and the Coping with Health Injuries and Problems Scale. Correlational analyses established that emotional preoccupation coping was associated with trait perfectionism, perfectionistic self-presentation, and Type D personality. Perfectionism was linked with both facets of the Type D construct (negative emotionality and social inhibition). Our results suggest that perfectionistic Type D patients have maladaptive coping with potential negative implications for their cardiac rehabilitation outcomes.

KEYWORDS:

Type D personality; cardiac illness; coping; perfectionism

PMID:
23493864
DOI:
10.1177/1359105312471571
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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