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Illness Perception and Coping among Hypertension Patients

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of psychology, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, UP, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (ISC-2014), Pages 270-273, (2015)


This study examined the illness perception and coping among the hypertension patients. The purpose of the study was to understand how hypertension patients perceive their problem of illness and how they cope with it. The Study was carried out in Bhopal and Lalitpur District with hypertension patients aged between 26 and 75 years. Finding revealed that patients suffering from hypertension have different degrees of perception for different aspects of illness and the differences in the frequencies of various coping behavior. The correlation between illness perception and coping behavior of patients suffering from hypertension.


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