Estilos de afrontamiento y calidad de vida en pacientes con insuficiencia renal crónica (IRC) en tratamiento de hemodiálisis Academic Article


  • Acta Colombiana de Psicologia


  • The purpose of this study was to observe if the coping styles of 41 patients with chronic kidney disease were related to their quality of life. The SF-36 and CAE questionnaires were the instruments used. Significant decline in quality of life was evidenced in these patients. Nevertheless, their social functioning was preserved. Results showed that the coping style focused on problem solving was positively correlated with mental health whereas the negative self-focused coping style was inversely related to most dimensions of quality of life that were evaluated. Different results were found about avoidance and religiosity as coping styles. The implications of these results are discussed.

publication date

  • 2007-1-1


  • 10


  • Chronic Renal Insufficiency
  • Mental Health
  • Quality of Life
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Therapeutics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0123-9155

number of pages

  • 11

start page

  • 169

end page

  • 179