Resilience and Coping Strategies in the Patients with Conversion Disorder and General Medical Conditions: A Comparative Study

Qurat-ul-aain Ahmad, Iram Zehra Bokharey

Abstract


Objective: The aim of the present research was to investigate resilience and coping strategies in the patients with conversion disorder and general medical conditions and to compare the findings of both the groups.

Method: The research was conducted in five teaching hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. The total sample was 100. Both men and women with ages 18 years and above were included in the study. Cross sectional research design was used. The assessment tools used were State- Trait Resilience Inventory (STRI), and Coping Strategies Questionnaire (CSQ).

Results: The Results of the independent sample t-test indicated that the trait resilience of the patients with general medical conditions was higher than that of the patients with conversion disorder. Moreover, among all the types of coping strategies, the patients with conversion disorder were using avoidance-focused coping strategies more than the patients with general medical conditions. Furthermore, the patients with general medical conditions were using active-focused coping strategies more than the patients with conversion disorder.

Conclusion: The findings of the research are interesting as they have implications in devising therapeutic interventions for the patients with conversion disorder.


Keywords


Conversion disorder, General Medical Conditions, Cross-sectional design, State-Trait Resilience, Avoidance-focused coping.

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