Authors:¬†Anna T van’t Noordende, Zoica Bakirtzief da Silva Pereira, Pim Kuipers

Source: International Health

Published: 06 February 2021


This qualitative study aimed to explore sources of strength and resilience for persons affected by Hansen’s disease (leprosy) in Brazil. A key finding in this study was the importance of self-care and peer support groups in fostering resilience.¬†Findings suggest that Hansen’s disease services should seek to build resilience in early treatment, possibly by utilising (peer) group counselling.

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