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Table 4 Coping mechanisms used to manage crisis among respondents

From: Socio-demographic characteristics and psychosocial consequences of sickle cell disease: the case of patients in a public hospital in Ghana

Coping mechanism Number Percent
Going to hospital/clinic 224 64.9
Take my medication, drugs, etc. 155 44.9
Believe (have faith) in God 114 33.0
Avoid people/withdraw from social activities/stop work 11 3.2
Try to avoid it/take my mind off 11 3.2
Others, e.g. psyche myself, encourage myself 11 3.2
Bath and sleep/relax 8 2.3
Call on friends/relatives 6 1.7
Take water/fruits 5 1.4
Go to church 4 1.2