Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability among African Americans

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The Role of Social Support in Adaptive Functioning Among African Americans with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities

As noted in previous chapters, several factors are expected to facilitate adaptive functioning among African Americans with disabilities. This chapter examines one socioenvironmental factor believed to facilitate outcomes for African Americans with disabilities. This factor is social support.

African Americans with disabilities are at increased risk of stress and subsequently negative functional outcomes ( Manton, Patrick, & Johnson, 1987; McNeil, 1993). Social support may play an important role in reducing stress and facilitating adaptive functioning among these individuals. Social support has been found to be a significant factor in overall adjustment to disability, as well as adjustment in specific areas including employment ( Belgrave & Walker, 1991a & b; Walker et al., 1995), mental

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The study discussed in this chapter was supported by a grant (number MH46048) to Faye Z. Belgrave ( Principal Investigator) from the National Institute of Mental Health. A revised version of this chapter was published earlier ( Belgrave F. Z., Davis A., & Vajda J. [ 1994]). An examination of social support source, type, and satisfaction among African Americans and White Americans with disabilities, Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 9, 307-320). The authors would like to acknowledge the following individuals for their support in data collection: Drs. Robert Levin, Paul Kimmel, Beat von Albertini, and Joan Watson of George Washington University Hospital, DC, and Drs. Deborah Lewis and Sam Gordon at the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC. Special thanks also to all persons who participated in the study.

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