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Interamerican Journal of Psychology

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URZUA MORALES, Alfonso  e  JARNE ESPARCIA, Adolfo. Quality of life and coping styles among chronic patients. Interam. j. psychol. [online]. 2008, vol.42, n.1, pp. 151-160. ISSN 0034-9690.

The purpose of this study was report the linked between the quality of life and coping styles in people living with non transmissible chronic diseases. The Spanish version of WHOQoL - Bref and The Coping Styles Questionnaire was applied to 220 participants with chronic diseases and 220 non chronic, patients for primary care on health in Spain and Chile. The results show differences in levels of quality of life being higher in the Spanish and non chronic participants. About the coping styles, in the Chilean sample it prevails the avoidance styles whereas in the Spanish sample the active styles. There is cultural differences in both variables: linked the behavioural coping style to quality of life in the Chilean sample and the avoidance coping styles in the Spanish sample.

Palavras-chave : Quality of life; Coping styles; Chronic illness.

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