IMPACT OF ILLNESS PERCEPTION AND COPING STRATEGIES ON QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG MIGRAINEURS

  • Humaira Bibi Hazara University, Mansehra Pakistan
  • Summaira Naz Hazara University, Mansehra Pakistan
  • Mussarat Jabeen Khan International Islamic University, Islamabad Pakistan
Keywords: Coping strategies, Illness perception, Quality of life, Migraine

Abstract

Objectives: To find out the impact of illness perception and coping strategies on quality of life among migraineurs.

Study Design: Correlational study.

Place and Duration of Study: The sample was selected from different hospitals of Hazara Division, from Mar to Jul 2018.

Methodology: The sample of 300 migraineurs with age range 18-55 years was selected from hospitals of Hazara Division through purposive sampling technique. Brief illness perception questionnaire, The World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale (WHOQOL-BREF) and brief cope scale were used for data collection.

Results: Illness perception significantly predicted (p=0.002) quality of life in positive direction. The results also explored that positive coping (p≤0.001) and problem focused coping strategies (p=0.002) predict quality of life significantly positively; whereas active avoidance coping strategies (p≤0.001) significantly negative predict quality of life; while religious denial coping was non-significant predictor of quality of life.

Conclusion: Illness perception has significant negative relationship with quality of life, problem-focus coping (PFC), and positive coping (PC). Illness perception has significant positive relationship with religious denial coping (RDC) and active avoidance coping (AAC).

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Published
2021-08-26
How to Cite
Bibi, H., Naz, S., & Khan, M. (2021). IMPACT OF ILLNESS PERCEPTION AND COPING STRATEGIES ON QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG MIGRAINEURS. PAFMJ, 71(4), 1227-30. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v71i4.3825
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