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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Stressful Events, Coping Strategies, Self-efficacy And Depressive Symptoms Among The Elderly Residing In The Community [eventos Estressantes, Estratégias De Enfrentamento, Auto-eficácia E Sintomas Depressivos Entre Idosos Residentes Na Communidade]
Author: Fortes-Burgos A.C.G.
Neri A.L.
Cupertino A.P.F.B.
Abstract: The relationship among stressful life events, coping strategies, self-efficacy in coping and depression in 544 participants of a study on successful aging involving elderly who reside in the community was assessed (74,6% women; age = 72.11; ± 8.29; 42,1% age 60-69; 39% 70-79 and 18,9% 80-99). Stressful life events were classified into categories related to: finitude, problems concerning offspring, care, crisis and psychological well-being. Coping strategies generated five factors: negative emotions, environment control, religiosity, avoidance behaviors, and emotional inhibition. Self-efficacy of coping was evaluated between appropriate versus inappropriate. Mean score of depression assessed through CES-D was 10.24, ± 8,66); prevalence was 32% to a cut-off score > 11. Major risk for depression was associated with negative emotions, uncontrollable events, age 60-69 and inappropiate self-efficacy of coping. The stressful life events seemed less predictive of depression than the cognitive assessment and the coping did.
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Date Issue: 2008
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