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Bycie z chorobą. Przystosowanie do wybranych chorób somatycznych z perspektywy psychologii pozytywnej i koncepcji poznawczych
Living with a Disease. Adaptation to Selected Somatic Diseases from the Perspective of Positive Psychology and Cognitive Concepts

Author(s): Joanna Miniszewska
Subject(s): Social psychology and group interaction, Personality Psychology, Clinical psychology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: chronic somatic disease; positive psychology; adaptation to disease; psychoeducation about the disease
Summary/Abstract: The publication concerns the adaptation of patients to selected chronic somatic diseases, such as diabetes, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic kidney disease. The author distinguishes three groups of variables constituting the process of adaptation to the disease, taking into account its conditions and the final effect: explanatory variables (the subjective significance of the disease for the patient, knowledge about the disease), mediative processes (mediators: the sense of life, coping strategies, benefits associated with the disease; and moderators: the type of disease, its duration) and explained variables (acceptance of the disease and a life with it, mental health, emotional balance, life satisfaction). Adaptation understood as a process and adjustment as an effect of this process have been analyzed from the perspective of positive psychology, emphasizing the strengths of the diseased person, and cognitive psychology, showing the importance of cognitive processes in understanding and adapting to the disease and its related discomforts and restrictions.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8142-278-9
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8142-277-2
  • Page Count: 276
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish