The importance of resilience for treatment adhesion in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

Daniella Antunes Pousa Faria, Luciana Silva Revoredo, Maria José Pereira Vilar, Eulália Maria Chaves Maia
DOI: 10.15305/ijrci/v3i1/118


Resilience (RS) is a component of the psychological structure that helps in the process of tackling adverse situations such as catastrophes, traumas, and diseases. It has been described in the literature as an important psychological aspect that might assist patients with chronic diseases to cope with the disease process, thereby to better adapt to the dynamic complex of the disease, including changes in routines, acceptance of the disease and its limitations, and also to increase treatment adhesion. The objective of this study is to conduct a literature review on the general concepts of RS and to synthesize the knowledge gained through research on the contributions of RS to treatment adherence in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The research results have shown that the study of RS in patients with SLE is very recent and it could contribute to increase the coping skills, treatment adherence, and develop a positive mental attitude in patients, thereby to avoid risks and promote protection factors


Faria DAP, Revoredo LS, Vilar MJP, Maia EMC. IJRCI. 2015;3(1):R1 (9 March 2015) DOI: 10.15305/ijrci/v3i1/118


Resilience; Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Chronic Diseases.


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