PMID- 27620927
OWN - NLM
STAT- MEDLINE
DCOM- 20180112
LR  - 20180112
IS  - 1600-0404 (Electronic)
IS  - 0001-6314 (Linking)
VI  - 136
IP  - 1
DP  - 2017 Jul
TI  - Coping with multiple sclerosis-the role of social support.
PG  - 11-16
LID - 10.1111/ane.12673 [doi]
AB  - OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to get insights in mechanisms of coping and 
      social support in multiple sclerosis (MS). BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis is the 
      most common chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system in young
      adults. MS strains the patient through its unpredictable course and increasing
      disability. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted. Two
      hundred and forty-three patients with MS were consecutively examined at two
      neurological hospitals. Besides sociodemographic variables, the level of
      impairment, depression, social support, and coping behavior was assessed.
      RESULTS: Researched patients were on average 44.0 years old (SD=11.6), were
      diagnosed for 8.2 years (SD=7.1), and had a mean EDSS of 4.0 (SD=2.2). Patients
      with MS with an EDSS of 3.0-6.0 are using more intensively cognitive or
      behavioral coping techniques than less (EDSS</=2.5) or stronger impaired patients
      (EDSS>/=6.5). The level of impairment was further correlated with the amount of
      reported social support. CONCLUSION: Differences in coping behavior could be
      observed for different levels of impairment through MS. Patients tackle more
      intensively and more actively with their disease when trying to adapt to
      increasing disability with an EDSS range between 3.0 and 6.0. In addition, the
      coping behavior of patients with MS was connected to social support, especially
      support by family, friends, or other patients with MS. Results refer to the
      importance of special trainings to enhance coping abilities of patients with MS.
CI  - (c) 2016 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
FAU - Rommer, P S
AU  - Rommer PS
AD  - Department of Neurology, Neuroimmunological Section, University of Rostock,
      Rostock, Germany.
AD  - Department of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
FAU - Suhnel, A
AU  - Suhnel A
AD  - Department of Neurology, Neuroimmunological Section, University of Rostock,
      Rostock, Germany.
FAU - Konig, N
AU  - Konig N
AD  - Marianne-Strauss-Clinic, Berg, Germany.
FAU - Zettl, U-K
AU  - Zettl UK
AD  - Department of Neurology, Neuroimmunological Section, University of Rostock,
      Rostock, Germany.
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
DEP - 20160912
PL  - Denmark
TA  - Acta Neurol Scand
JT  - Acta neurologica Scandinavica
JID - 0370336
SB  - IM
MH  - *Adaptation, Psychological
MH  - Adult
MH  - Female
MH  - Humans
MH  - Male
MH  - Middle Aged
MH  - Multiple Sclerosis/pathology/*psychology
MH  - *Social Support
OTO - NOTNLM
OT  - complementary medicine
OT  - coping
OT  - depression
OT  - disability
OT  - multiple Sclerosis
OT  - social support
EDAT- 2016/09/14 06:00
MHDA- 2018/01/13 06:00
CRDT- 2016/09/14 06:00
PHST- 2016/08/12 00:00 [accepted]
PHST- 2016/09/14 06:00 [pubmed]
PHST- 2018/01/13 06:00 [medline]
PHST- 2016/09/14 06:00 [entrez]
AID - 10.1111/ane.12673 [doi]
PST - ppublish
SO  - Acta Neurol Scand. 2017 Jul;136(1):11-16. doi: 10.1111/ane.12673. Epub 2016 Sep
      12.