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Attachment style and coping in relation to posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among adults living with HIV/AIDS.
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PMID:  22311104     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Research indicates that a significant proportion of people living with HIV/AIDS report symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Moreover, attachment style has been associated with psychological and behavioral outcomes among persons living with HIV/AIDS. Attachment style may influence the ability to cope with traumatic stress and affect PTSD symptoms. To examine the association between attachment style and coping with PTSD symptoms, we assessed 94 HIV-positive adults on self-report measures of posttraumatic stress, coping, and attachment style. In multiple regression analysis, avoidant attachment and emotion-focused coping were positively and significantly associated with greater PTSD symptomatology. Support was also found for the moderating effects of avoidant and insecure attachment styles on emotion-focused coping in relation to greater PTSD symptoms. Taken altogether, these results suggest that interventions that develop adaptive coping skills and focus on the underlying construct of attachment may be particularly effective in reducing trauma-related symptoms in adults living with HIV/AIDS.
Cheryl Gore-Felton; Karni Ginzburg; Maggie Chartier; William Gardner; Jessica Agnew-Blais; Elizabeth McGarvey; Elizabeth Weiss; Cheryl Koopman
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of behavioral medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-3521     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7807105     Medline TA:  J Behav Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, 401 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA, 94305-5718, USA,
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