Resilience and self-care of elderly people with diabetes mellitus




Resilience, Psychological; Self Care; Aged; Diabetes Mellitus.


Objective: to associate resilience levels and self-care activities in elderly people with diabetes mellitus. Methods: a cross-sectional study was carried out with 96 elderly patients hospitalized for complications of diabetes mellitus in medical and surgical clinics of a university hospital. Data were collected through interviews, Resilience Scale, and Diabetes Self-Care Activities Questionnaire, being analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: elderly patients with low resilience demonstrated statistically significant higher averages of week days dedicated to self-care activities such as in the axes medication, foot care, and blood glucose monitoring. Conclusion: a statistical association between resilience and self-care was identified in the areas of Medication, Foot Care and Blood glucose monitoring, with evidence of higher averages among elderly patients who showed low resilience, which shows a lower adherence of these individuals to non-pharmacological activities.


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Vicente, M. C., Silva, C. R. R. da, Pimenta, C. J. L., Frazão, M. C. L. de O., Costa, T. F. da, & Costa, K. N. de F. M. (2019). Resilience and self-care of elderly people with diabetes mellitus. Rev Rene, 20, e33947.



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