Saturday, July 14, 2007

Coping with MS

How well you cope with your MS may be directly related to the information you received when you were first diagnosed.

Several Norwegian agencies, including the Competence Centre, the Centre for Movement Disorders, and the Centre for Behavioural Research joined together for a research project. They studied the relationship between information garnered in the early stages and the coping style used.

The result was that better information led to better coping with and living with MS. That made sense to me, but the really interesting thing was some of the data used to reach that conclusion. Almost half of the people studied were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied
with the information they were given at diagnosis.

People who were satisfied were less likely to deny their disease and more likely to seek more information. Hmmm. The better the information they get, the more they try to find out.

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