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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

versión impresa ISSN 0864-2125versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038


ALAVA VASQUEZ, Zoila María; RODRIGUEZ FELIPE, Diaslen  y  FERRER LOZANO, Dunia Mercedes. Resilience in a Group of People with Physical-Motor Handicaps. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2020, vol.36, n.4, e1150.  Epub 01-Dic-2020. ISSN 0864-2125.


Studying resilience (coping positively with adversity) allows to understand coping with disability and to reorient intervention and rehabilitation processes better.


To characterize resilience in people with acquired physical-motor disability.


Descriptive and transactional study carried out from a mixed paradigm. We worked with a sample of 22 people with physical-motor disabilities from Remedios Municipality, Villa Clara. A semistructured in-depth individual interview was applied, together with the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale, the Dembo Rubinstein Self-Evaluation Scale, and the ten wishes technique. For data processing, content analysis and descriptive statistics were used with the SPSS package.


Personological resources, use of social networks and coping styles were the main modulating factors of resilience. Disability coping styles were described, the most frequent, in resilient people, being positive reassessment and seeking social support (72.7%); and, in the moderately resilient group, escape-avoidance (27.3%).


Resilience-modulating factors were identified, together with the main personological resources that favor resilient behavior in the disabled people studied, and types of coping strategies that favor resilience to disability.

Palabras clave : resilience; coping; physical-motor disability.

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