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LOZANO ORTIZ, Margarita and SALAZAR GONZALEZ, Bertha Cecilia. Perceived Stress and Adaptation in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes mellitus. Aquichán [online]. 2007, vol.7, n.1, pp. 77-84. ISSN 1657-5997.
Introduction : Diabetes mellitus type 2 constitute (DMT2) a problem of public health in Mexico ; occupies the first places in general mortality. The person with diabetes should accept her/his chronic condition to face it and to respond the best possible to the demands of the illness, it implies to adapto Purpose : To explore the influence of a half range theory derived of the Model of Roy, in the understanding of to know the influences of the perceived stress, coping strategies, physiologic adaptation and psicosocial in patients with DMT2. Material and methods : The design was correlacional descriptive. The sample was of 200 and it was determined for a meaning level of .05 and 95% of trust, with a power of test of 90%. The patients were included of 30 to 65 years of age, starting from one year of diagnostic; pregnant women and patients with cancer were excluded. Three instruments were applied (perceived stress, coping and psycho-social adaptation). The physiologic adaptation was integrated for HbAlc, total cholesterol and triglycerides and weight and height Results : The age average was of 52.26 years (DE = 7.57). The models of lineal regression showed that the perceived stress influenced negatively in the coping and psycho-social adaptation (both p <.001), but not in the physiologic adaptation.
Keywords : Perceived stress; coping; adaptation; diabetes mellitus type 2.