Coping strategies, meaning in life and health-related quality of life among young adults with haemophilia

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Zoya Zeeshan Rao
Saima Ahmad


OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between coping strategies, meaning in life, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among young adults with haemophilia.

METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted from February 2023 to August 2023 at the Haemophilia Welfare Centre in Lahore, Pakistan. A purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample size of 80 young adults with haemophilia with an age range of 18 to 40 years. Three scales, along with demographic performa were used for data collection. The data was collected by using the World Health Organization Quality of Life Brief Version Scale 16, Coping Scale 14, and Meaning in Life Questionnaire 15, along with demographic performa.

RESULTS: The reliability of all study scales was satisfactory. Study comprised of 40 males and 40 female participants, ranging in age from 18 to 30 years. Most study participants were educated and diagnosed with type A haemophilia. Thirty-five percent of the participants were suffering from moderate levels of haemophilia. Results of the study revealed a significant positive relationship between HRQoL, coping strategies (r =.235*, P<0.01), and meaning in life (r =.468, P<0.01). Regression analysis revealed meaning in life (β =.76, p<.001) as a positive predictor for HRQoL. Coping strategies were found to mediate between meaning in life and HRQoL among young adults with haemophilia.

CONCLUSION: Our study highlights the positive correlation between HRQoL, coping strategies, and meaning in life, with coping strategies partially mediating this relationship. Addressing psychosocial factors is crucial for improving the well-being of individuals with haemophilia.

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Rao, Z. Z., and S. Ahmad. “Coping Strategies, Meaning in Life and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Young Adults With Haemophilia”. KHYBER MEDICAL UNIVERSITY JOURNAL, vol. 16, no. 1, Mar. 2024, pp. 67-71, doi:10.35845/kmuj.2024.23494.
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