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Lupus Eritematoso Sistémico, Calidad de Vida Relacionada con la Salud, Ansiedad, Depresión, Optimismo disposicional.
This research paper focuses on the relationship between Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL), anxiety, depression and dispositional optimism in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), and who have been referred to as having Lupus characteristics. A descriptive-correlational cross sectional study, based on the integrated research paradigm was conducted in which 41 patients were sampled and the results showed an impact on Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL). Patients showed a moderate level of anxiety and depression by trait, in contrast with situational depression which was high. Patients also show high level of dispositional optimism, as a coping strategy. Comparing subgroups of patients undergoing or not experiencing remission of the disease, significant differences were found.