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SANTOS, Márcia Calixto dos; HONDA, Giovanna Corte; SANTEIRO, Tales Vilela  and  YOSHIDA, Elisa Medici Pizão. Adaptive efficacy: the brazilian scientific production (2002/2012). Contextos Clínic [online]. 2013, vol.6, n.2, pp. 84-94. ISSN 1983-3482.

The study investigated formal and qualitative characteristics of the scientific production on adaptive efficacy, a concept that refers to the individual's adaptive resources to face life's adversities. The documental search was based on the following criteria: (i) temporal: 2002/2012, (ii) electronic databases: SciELO, Pepsic, Index Psi and IBICT and (iii) keywords: adaptive efficacy, operationalized diagnostic adaptive scale, EDAO. The sample consisted of 54 abstracts. The results suggested that publication on the theme was quantitatively higher between 2007-2011. There was a predominance of empirical studies on diffeerent issues, such as diffeerent illnesses, psychotherapeutic treatment, issues on education and work. The discussion pointed out the applications and the utility of the concept on the research as well as on practical psychology and highlighted its relevance to the psychological diagnosis and to the treatment of patients suffeering from diffe erent pathologies. Some limitations of the study were identified. Research studies that include other categories of analysis and other databases are suggested.

Keywords : adaptative operational diagnostic scale; psychological assessment; scientific research.

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