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What Coping Functions are Served when Health Behaviours are Used as Coping Strategies?
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PMID:  22021359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The aim was to clarify what coping functions are served by certain health behaviours when used as coping strategies. A preliminary questionnaire was used to identify individuals scoring high on eating (unhealthily), exercise or self- care as a coping strategy. These individuals completed a further questionnaire to elucidate the specific coping functions being served by their eating, exercise or self-care. Principal components analysis produced five coping function variables: Problem Solving, Feeling Better, Avoidance, Time Out and Prevention. Discriminant analysis (coping functions predicting coping strategy group) produced a Prevention with Problem Solving function, on which the exercise and self- care groups were high compared with the eating group; and a Time Out without Problem Solving function, on which the exercise group was high compared with the self- care group, the eating group being intermediate. Thus health behaviours used as coping strategies can serve not only problem-focused, emotion- focused and avoidance functions, but also time out and prevention functions.
D K Ingledew; G McDonagh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health psychology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1359-1053     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Psychol     Publication Date:  1998 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703616     Medline TA:  J Health Psychol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-213     Citation Subset:  -    
University of Wales, Bangor, UK.
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