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Lode, K., Larsen, J.P., Bru, E., Klevan, G., Myhr, K.M. and Nyland, H. (2007) Patient Information and Coping Styles in Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis, 13, 792-799.

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: The Psychological Processes of Adaptation and Hope in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Thematic Synthesis

    AUTHORS: Andy Soundy, Carolyn Roskell, Tracey Elder, Johnny Collett, Helen Dawes

    KEYWORDS: Qualitative, Meta-Synthesis, Adaptation, Hope, Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, Vol.4 No.1, February 25, 2016

    ABSTRACT: Purpose: The purpose of the current research was to review the lived experiences of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) in order to extrapolate the psychological process of adaptation. Methods: A thematic synthesis was undertaken within 3 phases: systematic search for literature, critical appraisal of included studies and synthesis of research. Results: A total of 47 studies were included in this review, this included 1146 (812 females, 265 males, and 69 unknown) unique patients with MS (aggregated mean age: 49.3 years [30/47 studies], aggregated time with illness: 12.3 years [28/47 studies]). The critical appraisal of research illustrated that the design of the studies and the reference to reflexivity in studies were not well considered. The synthesis was able to identify a primary response of psychological adaptation as well as distinct coping strategies. A model of emotion, hope, and adjustment was identified. Conclusion: Simple processes of adaptation for people with MS can be considered by clinicians and utilised to promote mental well-being in patients. Clinicians and researchers also need to be aware of the important psychological needs of patients during interactions. Discussion and clinical implications are provided.