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Revista chilena de pediatría

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FLORES-CARVAJAL, Daniel  and  URZUA M, Alfonso. Strategies of coping with chronic illness in adolescents. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2016, vol.87, n.3, pp.169-174. ISSN 0370-4106.

Objective To develop a tool to evaluate coping strategies for chronic illness in adolescents. Subjects and method Based on a theoretical review and semi-structured interviews with adolescents, a questionnaire was prepared that was finally evaluated by judges experienced in in understanding, relevance and viability. Results A scale is proposed that consists of 60 items grouped into 12 coping families. Conclusion The scale may be a useful clinical tool to provide key information about the experience and ways to cope with illness in adolescents.

Keywords : Coping skills; Chronic illness; Adolescent; Psychological stress.

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