Author: Sara Saif
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Najma Najam
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study examined relationship between social support and coping strategies in acute myocardial infarction patients. Correlation research design was used for this study. The sample for the study was obtained from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore (N=36; 18 males and 18 females) by using purposive sampling strategy. The Social Support Scale (2001) and Cope Scale (1989) were administered after official permission. Pearson Moment Correlation and Independent sample t-test were used to analyze the data. The results indicated that there was a positive relationship between social support and coping strategies in acute myocardial infarction patients. There were no gender differences found in social support except Social Support (Perceived) and coping strategies except for religious coping and acceptance coping.
Keywords: Social Support, Coping Strategies, Acute MI Patients, Myocardial Infarction, Religious Coping, Acceptance Coping
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