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Table 5 Correlation coefficients between the six subscales and PSSS/PDSHIV

From: A preliminary validation of the Brief COPE instrument for assessing coping strategies among people living with HIV in China

  Mean (std) PSSS PDSHIV
Problem-solving and acceptance 18.01 (4.39) 0.24** −0.08
Negative Venting and avoidance 8.69 (2.80) −0.03 0.11
Support seeking 8.81 (2.78) 0.30** −0.12*
Self-blame and denial 8.64 (2.87) −0.12 0.11
Reliance on spirituality 3.07 (1.35) 0.02 0.04
Humor and self-distraction 8.26 (2.23) 0.17** −0.06
  1. PSSS The Perceived Social Support Scale, PDSHIV Perceived Discrimination Scale for PLWH
  2. *p<0.05; **p<0.01