Illness uncertainty, social support, and coping mode in hospitalized patients with systemic lupus erythematosus in a hospital in Shaanxi, China

These findings suggest that support availability and coping modes were associated with moderate level of illness uncertainty, indicating that support availability support should be strengthened in hospitalized patients to actively face their disease

Xin Li; Lan He; Jing Wang; Mingxu Wang

2019

Scholarcy highlights

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease of the connective tissue
  • The hospitalized patients with SLE showed a moderate level of illness uncertainty
  • These findings suggest that support availability and coping modes were associated with moderate level of illness uncertainty, indicating that support availability support should be strengthened in hospitalized patients to actively face their disease
  • These patients were numbered according to their admission sequence, and 210 hospitalized patients with SLE were randomly selected by using a random number table
  • Seven people signed the informed consent of the questionnaires but refused to fill in the questionnaires were removed from the total number of the study
  • The patients who completed the questionnaires showed no significant differences between the groups in age, disease duration, educational level, marital status, and medical fee payment method
  • Our findings demonstrated that the illness uncertainty of 200 hospitalized SLE patients under investigation was in moderate level
  • This subsequently improves their treatment compliance and quality of life

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