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Terapia psicológica

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GAVIRIA, Ana Milena et al. Copying Strategies, Anxiety and Depression in HIV/Aids Patients. Ter Psicol [online]. 2009, vol.27, n.1, pp. 5-13. ISSN 0718-4808.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the copying strategies and depression-anxiety in 92 patients of both genders with a diagnosis of fu V/Aids from the city of Medellín, Colombia. The investigation was a descriptive transversal co relational study. To measure copying strategies the Copying Strategies Scale Modified (CSS-M) was used of 98 items and anxiety-depression was measured through the questionnaires of Zung (SAS y SDS). The results evidenced very low levels of anxiety and depression and high use of copying strategies of cognitive type (focalized in the problem), of support search in religion and health professionals, high employment of emotional control strategies and very low use of the strategy of aggressive reaction. In conclusion, the strategies focalized in the cognition like search of alternative (problem solving), to refrain copying, positive reevaluation and even the religion and search of support professional that are fundamental to find solutions at the cognitive level before the physical symptoms and emotional reactions had more relevance in the patients with HTV/Aids.

Palabras clave : Copying strategies; depression-anxiety; HTV/Aids.

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