Quality of Life, Self-Efficacy, Coping Styles and Adherence to Treatment in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Undergoing Haemodialysis Treatment

Psicología y Salud, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 165-179, July-December 2008

15 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2008 Last revised: 30 Nov 2008

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Francoise Contreras

Universidad del Rosario

Juan Carlos Espinosa

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Gustavo A. Esguerra

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June 27, 2008

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the psychological variables that mediate in adherence behavior to the treatment for patients with chronic kidney disease under haemodialysis treatment. The Questionnaire of Health (SF36), the Generalized Self-efficacy Scale, and the Coping with Stress Questionnaire were used to evaluate quality of life, self-efficacy, and coping styles, respectively. The adherence to the treatment was estimate through a data card of biochemical indicators and medical criterion. The results have implications in the intervention strategies for adherence behavior in this kind of patients proposed by psychology.

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Keywords: Coping styles, Haemodialysis, Adherence to treatment, Quality of life

Suggested Citation

Contreras, Francoise and Espinosa, Juan Carlos and Esguerra, Gustavo A., Quality of Life, Self-Efficacy, Coping Styles and Adherence to Treatment in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Undergoing Haemodialysis Treatment (June 27, 2008). Psicología y Salud, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 165-179, July-December 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1307863

Francoise Contreras (Contact Author)

Universidad del Rosario ( email )

Calle 12 No. 6-25
Bogota, DC
Colombia

Juan Carlos Espinosa

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Gustavo A. Esguerra

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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