Survey on Coping Styles and Quality of Life in Autoimmune Disease

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United States
Age 18+; diagnosed with alopecia areata
Midwestern University

A research study being conducted at Midwestern University is seeking to learn more about how coping style mediates depression, anxiety, and quality of life during active and inactive phases of autoimmune disease. The results will inform research on how individuals cope psychologically with disease flare-ups, and if coping style has an impact on disease activity.

You must be 18 or older to participate and have been diagnosed with one if the following autoimmune diseases: alopecia areata, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory bowel disease, or type 1 diabetes. Your participation in this 15 minute online survey will help increase awareness and use of behavioral techniques to cope with disease flare-ups.

If you have any questions about the research study, please contact Dr. Lorna London at 630-515-7498 or Helen Alex at