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Análise Psicológica

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CASTRO, Elisa Kern De. Bem-estar subjetivo de adolescentes transplantados de órgãos. Aná. Psicológica [online]. 2009, vol.27, n.1, pp.89-98. ISSN 0870-8231.

The goal of the present study is to examine the subjective well-being in adolescents who have undergone solid organ transplantation and its relationship to self-concept, self-esteem and variables related to disease and transplant. Twenty-six transplanted adolescents, who were in routine treatment after transplant in three public hospitals in Madrid, Spain, aged 13-17 years old, were part of the study. Measures to evaluate subjective well-being, self-concept and self-esteem and a questionnaire with socio demographic and clinical data were used. It was shown that positive affect was predicted by self-esteem, while self-concept and waiting list time were predictors of negative affect. These results support the idea that there is an important connection between clinical and psychological variables. Therefore, indicate the need to help transplanted adolescents to construct adequate levels of self-concept and self-esteem. Psychological interventions that may facilitate the adolescent have body and health problem conscience, helping them to accept their condition and limitations are necessary to minimize suffering.

Keywords : Adolescents; Organ transplantation; Self-concept; Self-esteem; Subjective well-being.

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