Review: Measurement methods for determination of coping behavior A critical update
Journal/Book: Z Klin Psychol Psychiatr Psyc. 1996; 44: Postfach 2540, W-4790 Paderborn, Germany. Verlag Ferdinand Schoningh. 3-32.
Abstract: In the present report, assessment problems in the area of coping research are discussed. On the basis of some objective criterion, assessment procedures with theoretical background, development and areas of uses, are chosen to make clear the current status of the instrument for evaluating illness coping strategies. A comprehensive review allows an evaluation of the presented assessment instruments. The development, psychometric properties, testing, advantages and disadvantages of the procedures are briefly discussed to enable the selection of appropriate assessment procedures to answer specific questions and for specific target groups.
Note: Review A Wendt, Univ Bremen, Zentrum Rehabil Forsch, Grazer Str 6, D-28359 Bremen, Germany
Keyword(s): CHRONIC ILLNESS; STRESS; CONCEPTUALIZATION; STRATEGIES; APPRAISAL; SITUATION; DISEASE; FUTURE; CANCER