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TAVARES, Bárbara Cristina et al. Resilience among people with Diabetes Mellitus. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.4, pp.751-757. ISSN 0104-0707.

This study aimed to characterize the resilience, socio-demographic, and health/disease variables among people with Diabetes Mellitus who were attended in a general hospital in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. This cross-sectional study was developed with 60 subjects from August to November of 2009, using the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale. Resilience scores were high, with no association between age and resilience. People attended through emergency services obtained significantly superior resilience scores to those from outpatient and inpatient units. We conclude that people with diabetes may have high resilience scores, compatible with a healthy population and more developed countries.

Keywords : Diabetes Mellitus; Resilience psychological; Chronic disease; Nursing.

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