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Table 3 Correlations between Adaptive Coping Styles and other dimensions

From: Adaptive coping strategies in patients with chronic pain conditions and their interpretation of disease

  TDH TMH SIAH PoA CWoL RIC Escape
  External locus of control Internal locus of control /
Adaptive coping strategies        
Trust in Divine Help 1.000 .238** .281** .261** .344** .417** -.017
Trust in Medical Help   1.000 .389** .222** .247** .060 .082
Search Information/Alternative Help    1.000 .402** .387** .272** -.068
Positive Attitudes     1.000 .542** .280** -.218 **
Conscious Way of Living      1.000 .259** -.093
Reappraisal: Illness as Chance       1.000 -.009
Life Satisfaction .172* .149 .176* .393** .361** .081 -.227 **
Interpretation of Disease        
Weakness/Failure .057 -.001 -.100 -.102 -.096 .160** .272**
Punishment .011 .027 -.108 -.091 -.083 .074 .373**
Loss/Interruption .015 .180** .039 -.067 -.017 -.033 .394**
Enemy/threat .006 .021 -.036 -.086 -.059 .034 .441**
Relieving break .090 .006 -.096 -.003 -.007 .215** .079
Call for help/Strategy .131* -.021 -.024 -.079 -.044 .229** .171**
Value .290** .030 .135* .171** .156** .469** -.072
Challenge .223** .066 .132* .251** .188** .408** -.101
  1. ** p < .0001; *p < .01 (Spearman-Rho, 2-tailed)
  2. Abbreviations: TDH - Trust in Divine Help; TMH - Trust in Medical Help; SIAH - Search for Information/Alternative Help; PoA - Positive Attitudes; CWoL - Conscious Way of Living; RIC - Reappraisal: Illness as Chance; Esc -Escape from Illness