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Type of publication: Tezės Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Theses in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science and/or Scopus DB (T1a)
Field of Science: Psichologija / Psychology (S006)
Author(s): Gustainienė, Loreta;Kaminskaitė, Teresė;Pranckevičienė, Aistė
Title: Positive attitude towards illness and its relation with health locus of control among patients with depression
Is part of: Psychology & health. London : Routledge, 2011, Vol. 26, suppl. 2
Extent: p. 135-135
Date: 2011
Note: Special Issue: "Health promotion interventions" : 25th conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Crete, Greece, 20-24 September 2011
Abstract: When recovering from illness, it is important not just to use the achievements of medical science, but also to help people explore their inner powers and use them in order to recover or to find the meaning of disease for ones’ life. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between the role of the locus of health control and positive attitude towards illness in patients with depression. Methods: 140 patients (77.1% females, 22.9% males) in the rehabilitation stage after a depressive episode were assessed by the Multidimensional HLC scale (Wallston, Wallston, DeVellis, 1994) and The Silver Lining Questionnaire (Sodergren, Hyland, 2000). Findings: Positive attitude towards illness was positively related to internal locus of health control among females (r¼0.49; p50.0001) and the external locus of control among males (0.47; p50.007). Discussion: Further studies in this area would add to psychological well-being of patients, especially clarifying gender differences
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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