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Periodi di transizione e dimensione di senso: la resilienza nel paziente cardiopatico
Author/s: Marta Scrignaro, Veronica Viganò, Maria Elena Magrin 
Year:  2008 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  15 Pg. 23-37 FullText PDF:  257 KB

Periodi di transizione e dimensione di senso: la resilienza nel paziente cardiopatico - Transitions and meaning dimension: Resilience in CVD patient In the last decade Health Psychology has devoted increasing attention to the study of the resilient component of psychological functioning looking for salutogenic factors that can promote an effective adjustment in the face of adversity. In this study we focus on the meaning dimension. A great number of international studies proved its relationship with positive effects on both mental and general health. Results from an inquiry conducted on a group of 88 CVD patients will be presented. Participants were examined during cardiac rehabilitation program in post-acute (angina) and post-traumatic (IMA) phase. The general aim is to verify if the meaning dimension is a resilient factor. The meaning dimension has been operazionalized in term of redemption sequences, collected by a narrative stimulus from McAdams’ Auto-guided Biography. Wellbeing indices have been collected with the SF36 Questionnaire. Results highlight positive relations between redemption sequences and both mental and general health confirming that meaning is a protective factor of psycho-physical well-being. Key words: meaning, resilience, narrative profile, well-being.

Marta Scrignaro, Veronica Viganò, Maria Elena Magrin, in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 1/2008, pp. 23-37, DOI:


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