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Vol. 52. Issue 4.
Pages 280-286 (October - December 2023)
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Vol. 52. Issue 4.
Pages 280-286 (October - December 2023)
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Adaptation to the disease, resilience and optimism in woman with breast cancer
Adaptación a la enfermedad, resiliencia y optimismo en mujeres con cáncer de mama
Marlen Simancas Fernándeza,
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, Carla Zapata Ruedab, Gonzalo Galván Patrignania, Jose Carlos Celedón Riveroa, Juan Hernández Padillac
a Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Montería, Colombia
b Universidad San Buenaventura, Medellín, Colombia
c Universidad de Guadalajara CUNORTE, Colombia
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Table 1. Adaptation to the disease.
Table 2. Resilience factors and characteristics.
Table 3. Dispositional optimism.
Table 4. Adaptation to the disease based on resilience and dispositional optimism.
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This research aims to determine the relationship between the variables adaptation to the disease, resilience and dispositional optimism in women with breast cancer in Montería (Colombia). This study is a descriptive-correlational type, evaluating 116 participants. The instruments applied were the Font Quality of Life Questionnaire, to assess the Index of Adaptation to Disease, Wagnild and Young’s Resilience Scale (RS) and the Life Orientation Test-Revised (LOT-R). The statistical program SPSS 25.0 was used for the analysis of the data. A normality test was performed which led to the application of the Spearman correlation coefficient. Findings indicated the presence of adaptation in the participants and resilient and optimistic characteristics, however, there is no significant relationship between these variables and adaptation to the disease.

Adaptation to disease
Breast cancer

Esta investigación tiene por objetivo determinar la relación entre las variables adaptación a la enfermedad, resiliencia y optimismo disposicional en mujeres con cáncer de mama en Montería (Colombia). Este estudio es de tipo descriptivo-correlacional, se evaluó a 116 participantes. Los instrumentos aplicados fueron el Cuestionario de Calidad de Vida de Font, el Índice de Adaptación a la Enfermedad, la Escala de Resiliencia de Wagnild y Young (ER) y el Life Orientation Test-Revised (LOT-R). Para el análisis de los datos, se empleó el programa estadístico SPSS 25.0. Se aplicó una prueba de normalidad y se calculó el coeficiente de correlación de Spearman. Los hallazgos indicaron adaptación de las participantes y características resilientes y optimistas; sin embargo, no existe relación significativa entre estas variables y la adaptación a la enfermedad.

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Adaptación a la enfermedad
Cáncer de mama


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