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Living well with chronic illness: How social support, loneliness and psychological appraisals relate to well-being in a population-based European sample

Maguire, Rebecca, Hanly, Paul and Maguire, Phil (2019) Living well with chronic illness: How social support, loneliness and psychological appraisals relate to well-being in a population-based European sample. Journal of Health Psychology. ISSN 1461-7277 (In Press)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105319883923

Abstract

Positive social and psychological appraisals may help maintain well-being in illness, but few studies have systematically investigated this in a European context. After controlling for sociodemographic, health and objective social factors, we employed multilevel regression modelling to establish if appraisals predict well-being in three illness groups (n = 10,577). In addition to health and financial status, positive appraisals were consistent predictors of well-being. Social appraisals had stronger associations with well-being than extent of social contact. Optimism and resilience appeared more important in those limited by health than those who were not. Findings may inform interventions aimed at supporting people coping with illness.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
R Medicine > Healthcare Industry
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
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Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 09:12
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2019 09:12
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4103

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