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Psicologia em Revista

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SILVA, Naiara França. Associação entre variáveis psicológicas e asma: uma revisão de literaturaThe association between psychological variables and asthma: a literature review. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.2, pp. 293-315. ISSN 1677-1168.

This research is aimed at assessing the main findings concerning the relationship between asthma in children and adolescents and psychosocial and/or psychological variables, which were published in national journals in the last fifteen years. We used the method of literature review, focusing on studies into the psychological and social aspects present in triggering and/or worsening of asthma, whereas asthma symptoms and the patient as a focus of investigation. It was found that overall, the results confirm the association between psychological variables, triggering crisis and worsening of disease in individuals with asthma. These results suggest the need for new therapeutic approaches that encompass the involvement of multidisciplinary teams and studies reinforced the importance of a systems approach to asthma patients and their families. Future research with larger samples and with different groups of children with chronic diseases, could help to better understand the psychosocial impact of these on the development of the individual

Keywords : Asthma; Psychosocial variables; Systemic approach.

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