Perception of resilience and social support of adolescents and young adults with ulcerous colitis – research performed at 5 gastroenterological outpatient wards in the Czech Republic

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2nd International Conference on Health and Health Psychology (ICH&HPSY), ISSN: 2357-1330, Vol: 13, Page: 443-449

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Kudlová, Pavla; Hynčicová, Monika; Kočvarová, Ilona
Cognitive-crcs; Future Academy
Ulcerous colitis; individual; resilience; social support; scales; adolescent; young adult
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The goal of this study was to determine the perception of resilience in the notion of resilience and social support in a group of persons with ulcerous colitis (UC). To collect data we used a three-part questionnaire: own questions, standardized Resilience Scale and Perceived Social Support Scale. 92 respondents with UC took part in this research: 42 men and 50 women aged 12 to 35 (the average age of 22 years), who were treated in 5 gastroenterological outpatient wards in two regions of the Czech Republic. Results: In selected groups of respondents (gender, work/study, classification of UC, course of UC, clinical symptoms, way of treatment, BMI, weight loss) medium resilience and a relatively highly perceived social support ((x) over bar = 66.77; SD = 14.51) were established. We can also state that persons, who feel a lot of resilience, also perceive a lot of social support. Conclusion: Based on our research we can suppose that the group of persons with ulcerous colitis felt their resilience and social support as very good (average to very high). However, the results cannot be generalized. We will continue working on this study. (C) 2016 Published by Future Academy