The findings of this thesis supported a model proposed to explain the influence of psychological factors on subjective quality of life. In comparison with their partners, and with a control group, people with MS reported a lowered subjective quality of life and self-esteem, an increased need for social support, and maladaptive use of control. Recommendations for interventions were made based on these findings
Submitted to the School of Psychology of the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University
Supported by the portfolio "A conceptual framework for the practice of health psychology."