Testing An Uncertainty Model For Women With Multiple Sclerosis
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Adv. Nurs. Sci.
adaptation; chronic disease; self-esteem; spirituality; support; uncertainty; SOCIAL SUPPORT; SELF-ESTEEM; ADJUSTMENT; STRESS; DISABILITY; MASTERY; ILLNESS; CANCER; Nursing
This study sought to explain adaptation to the uncertainty of multiple sclerosis (MS) in women. A causal model, developed from the literature and from interviews with four women with MS, was tested on a sample of 90 women with MS. Successful adaptation was measured by self-esteem and mastery. The model accounted for 26% of the variance in mastery, with an empirical model accounting for a higher degree of variance (41%). Findings suggest that the negative impact of uncertainty in women with MS is significantly reduced by their spiritual and social relationships.
Advances in Nursing Science
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