Coping styles as a mediator between neuropsychological functioning and quality of life outcomes in OEF/OIF Veterans.

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dc.contributor.advisor Dolan, Sara Lynn. Martindale, Sarah L. 2011-12
dc.description.abstract Veterans have returned from the OEF/OIF combat theatre with a multitude of physical and psychological problems that affect neuropsychological functioning and quality of life (QOL). Often, neuropsychological function is difficult to remedy in treatment, thus a more efficacious treatment would focus on a mediation factor to improve QOL. This study set out to determine whether coping mediated the relationship between neuropsychological functioning and QOL outcomes in Veterans. Participants were 136 men and women enrolled in an ongoing study of returning war Veterans. Results indicated that an active coping style was a full mediator between long-term verbal memory and QOL outcome. Attention and short-term verbal memory were good predictors of quality of life, but were not mediated by coping style. Treatments that include action-focused coping skills may be beneficial, however, cognitive deficits should be accounted for in treatment planning to improve QOL in Veterans. en_US
dc.publisher en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Neuropsychology. en_US
dc.subject Veterans. en_US
dc.subject Long-term verbal memory. en_US
dc.subject Coping. en_US
dc.title Coping styles as a mediator between neuropsychological functioning and quality of life outcomes in OEF/OIF Veterans. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.A. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Access changed 7/1/13.
dc.contributor.department Psychology and Neuroscience. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience. en_US

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