Illness perceptions and coping: Their role in adjusting to multiple sclerosis. / Gibbons, Andrea; Groarke, AnnMarie.

In: Psychology and Health, Vol. 21, No. Suppl 1, 2006, p. 55.

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Illness perceptions and coping: Their role in adjusting to multiple sclerosis. / Gibbons, Andrea; Groarke, AnnMarie.

In: Psychology and Health, Vol. 21, No. Suppl 1, 2006, p. 55.

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Gibbons, A & Groarke, A 2006, 'Illness perceptions and coping: Their role in adjusting to multiple sclerosis', Psychology and Health, vol. 21, no. Suppl 1, pp. 55.

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Gibbons, A., & Groarke, A. (2006). Illness perceptions and coping: Their role in adjusting to multiple sclerosis. Psychology and Health, 21(Suppl 1), 55.

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Gibbons A, Groarke A. Illness perceptions and coping: Their role in adjusting to multiple sclerosis. Psychology and Health. 2006;21(Suppl 1):55.

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Gibbons, Andrea ; Groarke, AnnMarie. / Illness perceptions and coping: Their role in adjusting to multiple sclerosis. In: Psychology and Health. 2006 ; Vol. 21, No. Suppl 1. pp. 55.

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