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SIQUEIRA COSTA, Ana Lucia; DARBELLO DA SILVA, Kátia  and  QUISPE MENDOZA, Isabel Yovana. Socio-demographic variables and stress coping strategies among ulcerative colitis patients. Index Enferm [online]. 2010, vol.19, n.4, pp.254-258. ISSN 1699-5988.

The objective of this research was verify any association between socio-demographic characteristics and and stress coping strategies among ulcerative colitis patients. This study took place in the Inflammatory Diseases Outpatient Clinic of Hospital das Clinicas of the University of São Paulo Medical School. The 100 individual participants of this study verified that the variable of those who practiced their religious faith presented statistically significant results in the factors disdainful escapement, acceptance of responsibility and separation. Conclusion: individuals of this study who practiced their religious faith predominantly used disdainful escapement, acceptance of responsibility, self-control as a way of coping with adverse situations such as this disease, contributed to an improvement in their quality of life.

Keywords : Stress; Psychological; Colitis; ulcerative; Chronic disease.

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