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Relationships Between Illness Perception and Post-traumatic Growth Among Newly Diagnosed HIV-Positive Men Who have Sex with Men in China
Lau, Joseph T. F.1,2; Wu, Xiaobing1,3; Wu, Anise M. S.4; Wang, Zixin1,2; Mo, Phoenix K. H.1
2018-06
Source PublicationAIDS AND BEHAVIOR
ISSN1090-7165
Volume22Issue:6Pages:1885-1898
Abstract

Newly diagnosed HIV-positive men who have sex with men (NHMSM) are at high risk of mental health problems but may also develop post-traumatic growth (PTG). According to the Common Sense Model, illness perception (including both cognitive representation and emotional representation) affects coping and health-related outcomes. A cross-sectional survey was conducted to examine the associations between illness perception and PTG among 225 NHMSM in Chengdu, China. Linear regression analyses indicated that the constructs of emotional representation subscale (beta = -0.49) and five cognitive representation subscales (timeline, consequence, identity, attribution to god's punishment/will, and attribution to chance/luck) (beta = -0.13 to -0.37) were negative correlates of PTG, while four other constructs of cognitive representation (coherence, treatment control, personal control, and attribution to carelessness) were positive correlates (beta = 0.15 to 0.51). No moderating effects were observed. The associations between five cognitive representation subscales and PTG were fully-mediated via emotional representation. The results indicate that interventions promoting PTG among NHMSM are warranted and should alter illness perception, emotional representation in particular. Future studies should clarify relationships between cognitive representation and emotional representation, and extend similar research to other health-related outcomes and HIV-positive populations.

KeywordPost-traumatic Growth Illness Perception Common Sense Model Men Who Have Sex With Men Hiv-positive
DOI10.1007/s10461-017-1874-7
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Indexed BySSCI ; SSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPublic, Environmental & Occupational Health ; Biomedical Social Sciences
WOS SubjectPublic, Environmental & Occupational Health ; Social Sciences, Biomedical
WOS IDWOS:000432716100017
PublisherSPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS, 233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Corresponding AuthorLau, Joseph T. F.
Affiliation1.Chinese Univ Hong Kong, Jockey Club Sch Publ Hlth & Primary Care, Prince Wales Hosp, Ctr Hlth Behav Res,Fac Med, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Univ Hong Kong, Shenzhen Res Inst, Shenzhen, Peoples R China
3.Shenzhen Ctr Chron Dis Control, Shenzhen, Peoples R China
4.Univ Macau, Dept Psychol, Fac Social Sci, Macau, Peoples R China
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Lau, Joseph T. F.,Wu, Xiaobing,Wu, Anise M. S.,et al. Relationships Between Illness Perception and Post-traumatic Growth Among Newly Diagnosed HIV-Positive Men Who have Sex with Men in China[J]. AIDS AND BEHAVIOR,2018,22(6):1885-1898.
APA Lau, Joseph T. F.,Wu, Xiaobing,Wu, Anise M. S.,Wang, Zixin,&Mo, Phoenix K. H..(2018).Relationships Between Illness Perception and Post-traumatic Growth Among Newly Diagnosed HIV-Positive Men Who have Sex with Men in China.AIDS AND BEHAVIOR,22(6),1885-1898.
MLA Lau, Joseph T. F.,et al."Relationships Between Illness Perception and Post-traumatic Growth Among Newly Diagnosed HIV-Positive Men Who have Sex with Men in China".AIDS AND BEHAVIOR 22.6(2018):1885-1898.
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