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Título:

Psychosocial variables that affect the psychological adjustment of IVDU patients with AIDS


Autor(es):

GRUMMON K; RIGBY E D; ORR D; PROCIDANO M; REZNIKOFF M


Fuente:

Journal of clinical psychology, 1994, 50 (4) 488-502


Resumen:

The influences of coping strategies and of perceived social support from family and friends on the psychological adjustment of intravenous drug users (IVDUs) with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) were investigated. Twenty-seven male AIDS patients with a history of intravenous drug use completed a demographic questionnaire, Trails-B, the Ways of Coping Questionnaire, Perceived Social Support from Family, Perceived Social Support from Friends, and the Mental Wealth Inventory. Unexpected results were obtained: The only coping strategy to correlate significantly with psychological adjustment was Seeking Social Support, and perceived social support from family correlated positively with psychological adjustment, but perceived social support from friends did not


 

 

 

   
 

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