Ways and Strategies for Coping with Stress and Rosacea
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Rosacea is a chronic and infl ammatory facial dermatosis, which etiology still remains unknown. The patogenetic factors of the somatic basis of this disorder have also its psychological causes. The main aim of the current research was the analysis of the strategies of coping with stress and disease applied by persons suffering from rosacea. The research was exploratory; conducted in two groups. The control group consists of 50 healthy persons, whereas the experimental group consists of 50 patients with rosacea. Both groups where similar in the socio-demographic characteristics. The study used the new and innovative questionnaire, Coping Responses Inventory (CRI) developed by Moos (Moos, R. H., 1986; Moos, R. H., Holahan, Ch. J., 2003). The research data revealed that patients with rosacea use mostly avoidance strategies focused on emotions.
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