Coping strategies among amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients: an integrative review.

To identify coping strategies used by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients.Integrative literature review using the Virtual Health Library, MEDLINE, and ScienceDirect databases.Eighteen studies were included. "Seeking social support" was the main coping strategy, while "Confrontive coping" and "Distancing" were the least mentioned.The coping strategies used by ALS patients do not seem to focus on emotions or stress-triggering problems. Age and gender did not modify the chosen strategy.

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Authors: Georgiana Soares Leandro, Mário Emílio Teixeira Dourado Júnior, Glauciane Costa Santana, Luan Samy Xavier Dantas