The aim of the current study was mainly to asses the coping strategies used by a sample of subjects (n = 100) and its psychological well-being. The INAIL had recognized these subjects in the past time had been massively exposed to asbestos in their work place. An anonymous self-report questionnaire, made up of (a) an explorative section, (b) the Carver's COPE, (c) the Carol Ryff's Psychological Wellbeing Scales (PWBS), has been used. Both tests parametric (Chi Square and t Student analysis) and not parametric (Mann-Whitney Test) were carried out in order to assure strength results. The survey data indicated that there were an acknowledge about the asbestos-related diseases' action and a general use of "avoidance" coping strategies. Contrary to expectation concerning the PWBS, there was a statistically significant higher score in the "exposed group" than the "control group" (n = 50) as regards the "Positive Relations with Others" and the "Personal Growth" scales. Different variables may concur to explain the results of this study.

Romano, C., Santoro, P. E., Bettolo, P. M., Zaccaria, E., Evaluation of the psychological well-being and coping strategies in a population of ex asbestos exposed on its work place, Poster (Roma, 12-December 15-July 2007), <<GIORNALE ITALIANO DI MEDICINA DEL LAVORO ED ERGONOMIA>>, 2007; 29 (3): 681-683 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/212465]

Evaluation of the psychological well-being and coping strategies in a population of ex asbestos exposed on its work place

Santoro, P. E.;
2007

Abstract

The aim of the current study was mainly to asses the coping strategies used by a sample of subjects (n = 100) and its psychological well-being. The INAIL had recognized these subjects in the past time had been massively exposed to asbestos in their work place. An anonymous self-report questionnaire, made up of (a) an explorative section, (b) the Carver's COPE, (c) the Carol Ryff's Psychological Wellbeing Scales (PWBS), has been used. Both tests parametric (Chi Square and t Student analysis) and not parametric (Mann-Whitney Test) were carried out in order to assure strength results. The survey data indicated that there were an acknowledge about the asbestos-related diseases' action and a general use of "avoidance" coping strategies. Contrary to expectation concerning the PWBS, there was a statistically significant higher score in the "exposed group" than the "control group" (n = 50) as regards the "Positive Relations with Others" and the "Personal Growth" scales. Different variables may concur to explain the results of this study.
Italiano
70° Congresso Nazionale SIMLII
Roma
Poster
12-dic-2007
15-lug-2007
Romano, C., Santoro, P. E., Bettolo, P. M., Zaccaria, E., Evaluation of the psychological well-being and coping strategies in a population of ex asbestos exposed on its work place, Poster (Roma, 12-December 15-July 2007), <<GIORNALE ITALIANO DI MEDICINA DEL LAVORO ED ERGONOMIA>>, 2007; 29 (3): 681-683 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/212465]
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