A Study of Optimism Hope and Coping Strategies in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients

Author: Madeeha Riaz

Supervisor: Ms. Rafia Rafique

Degree: M.Sc


University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present study explored the relationship between Optimism, Hope and use of Coping Strategies in male and female Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients. It was hypothesized that there is a relationship between optimism, hope and use of coping strategies in male and female COPD patients. The sample of the study consisted of 25 male and 25 female patients of COPD. Data was collected from Jinnah hospital, Services hospital and Combined Military Hospital (CMH) of Lahore by using purposive sampling technique. Life Orientation Test (Scheier &. Carver, 1985), Herth Hope Index (Herth, 1992) and Cope Inventory (Carver, Scheier & Weintraub, 1989), were used to measure the study variables. Pearson Product Moment Correlation was applied to analyze the
data. The findings suggest that there is a significant and positive relationship in Optimism, Hope and Coping Strategies in COPD patients.

Keywords: Optimism Hope , Coping Strategies, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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