Le risorse relazionali nella malattia gastrointestinale.

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Relationship resources in gastrointestinal disease.

Emanuela Saita, Valentina Carfora, Valentina Fenaroli

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Following a biopsychosocial approach (1), the relational resources involved in coping with gastrointestinal disease, understood as a stressful interpersonal event, were investigated. By means of a series of questionnaires concerning social support (3), dyadic coping (4) and proximity to the Other Significant (5) the results of subjects with gastrointestinal pathology (N = 103) were compared with the normative values; furthermore, differences based on organic or functional diagnosis were considered. The analyzes carried out (SPSS) show that the subjects suffering from gastrointestinal pathology differ in a statistically significant way from the normative sample for: a greater perception of support, a lower communication of stress, a greater use of a common dyadic coping (which consists in the effort mutual in the management of the disease) and a negative coping (characterized by hostile, contradictory or formal behavior towards the Other). Specifically, the subjects with functional diagnosis, compared to the organic one, perceive a greater closeness with the Significant Other, even in the presence of a negative coping towards it. It therefore seems possible to hypothesize that subjects with gastrointestinal disorders present ambivalence in affective relationships which, although perceived as supportive, do not seem to constitute an affective resource in coping with the disease.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Relationship resources in gastrointestinal disease.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationAbstract book del X Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di psicologia della Salute, Orvieto 11-13 maggio 2013
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventX Congresso nazionale della Società Italiana di Psicologia della Salute - Orvieto
Duration: 10 May 201312 May 2013


ConferenceX Congresso nazionale della Società Italiana di Psicologia della Salute


  • coping diadico
  • malattia gastrointestinale

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