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OLIVEIRA, Talitha Kshesek Pizarro de  and  PARANA, Camila Maia de Oliveira Borges. Acquired physical disability and psychological aspects: an integrative literature review. Rev. Psicol. Saúde [online]. 2021, vol.13, n.2, pp. 97-110. ISSN 2177-093X.

Aiming to investigate the psychological aspects related to a physical disability acquired in adulthood, the study used the method of integrative literature review, with a qualitative approach of national articles published in the period between 2009 and 2018, through searches carried out in the CAPES, SciELO, and Google Scholar database, with the descriptors "physical disability" and "acquired disability". In total, 10 articles were analyzed and the results suggest that an adult acquiring a physical disability can directly impact autonomy and self-esteem, clashing with various psychological aspects related to sexuality, family, social, affective, and professional relationships. The analysis of the studies concludes that the psychological aspects are interrelated and that their restructuring can promote a better quality of life. The study highlighted the need for publications dealing with these issues, aimed at a deeper understanding of the impact of acquired physical disabilities.

Keywords : self-esteem; autonomy; inclusion; Psychology; quality of life.

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