Anuario de investigaciones
versão On-line ISSN 1851-1686
AZZOLLINI, Susana e BAIL PUPKO, Vera. The relationship among ways of coping, locus of control and selfcare practices in diabetics´patients. Anu. investig. [online]. 2010, vol.17, pp. 287-297. ISSN 1851-1686.
A descriptive research had been done with the aim of knowing the relationship among locus of control, ways of coping and self care practices in patients suffering from diabetes type II, who are attended at public hospitals of Buenos Aires city. Hypothesis: it would be more probable that people with internal locus of control would evaluate the illness as a challenge and would have active ways of coping. As a result, their self care practices would be more effective than those of people with an external locus of control. Methods: 337 individuals were selected through a probabilistic random systematic sampling, to answer some questionnaires: knowledge about diabetes type II, Locus of control Scale, Ways of coping Inventory, Scale of frequencies' self care, Likert scale about attitudes and beliefs toward illness´. Data were statistically analyzed. Results: The hypothesis was confirmed. It is hoped that the results will help to improve the compliance to treatments.
Palavras-chave : Diabetes; Self care; Coping; Locus of control.