The level of the illness acceptance among patients of the Department of Alcohol Addiction Therapy

Original Article, Pol J Public Health 2019;129(3): 82-86

Krzysztof Chmielowiec1, Andrzej Kasprzycki2, Anna Grzywacz3,
Jolanta Masiak4, Jolanta Chmielowiec1

1 Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Collegium Medicum, University of Zielona Góra, Poland
2 Provincial Specialist Hospital for Nervously and Mentally Ill in Ciborz, Poland
3 Independent Laboratory of Health Promotion, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland
4 Neurophysiological Independent Unit, Medical University of Lublin, Poland


DOI: 10.2478/pjph-2019-0020

© 2019 Medical University of Lublin. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonComercial-No Derivs licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/)

Abstract

Introduction. The illness acceptance is one of the most effective strategies to cope with a chronic illness.

Aim. The purpose of this study is to recognize which factors determine and favor acceptance of a chronic illness, in regard to the personal resources of alcohol-dependent patients.

Material and methods. The study was conducted on 60 alcohol-dependent patients. During the study, the following research tools were used: Rosenberg’s SES questionnaire and AIS scale questionnaire.

Results and conclusions. The study group is characterized by an average level of acceptance of the disease. The level of self-esteem is an important factor in determining the level of acceptance of the disease in patients.


Keywords: illness acceptance, alcohol dependence, self-esteem, self-effectiveness.

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