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Salud & Sociedad: investigaciones en psicologia de la salud y psicologia social

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COPPARI, Norma et al. Quality of life and coping of cancer and aids patients in paraguay. Salud & Sociedad [online]. 2014, vol.5, n.1, pp. 82-96. ISSN 0718-7475.

Introduction: In Paraguay there is little research that contributes to the processes of diagnosis and treatment of cancer and AIDS. Objective: To explore and describe the coping strategies and perceptions of quality of life and health of patients with cancer and AIDS. Method: Data from 10 patients with cancer and 4 with AIDS were collected through Inventory Quality of Life and Health - INCAVISA (Riveros, Sanchez -Sosa y Del Aguila, 2009), the CRI-A (Moos and Moos, 1993), along with a semistructured qualitative interview. Results: Most patients facing the disease process approach strategies. It is noticeable the difference between those who are hospitalized and outpatient treatment leading, where the latter have a more favorable perception and rated quality of life. Conclusion: The qualitative study showed that coping style has been regarded as an important mediating factor in relation to adaptation to the disease, are the strategies approach that might even encourage the assessment of Quality of Life.

Keywords : Coping; quality of life; cancer; AIDS.

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