Association between personality type, affective distress profile and quality of life in patients with psoriasis vs. patients with cardiovascular disease.

Association between personality type, affective distress profile and quality of life in patients with psoriasis vs. patients with cardiovascular disease. Exp Ther Med. 2019 Dec;18(6):4967-4973 Authors: Porumb-Andrese E, Vâță D, Postolică R, Stătescu L, Stătescu C, Grăjdeanu AI, Pătrașcu AI, Popescu IA, Solovastru LG Abstract Common chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases and psoriasis, are associated with increased psychological distress. Health-related quality of life and personality type in patients with these two diseases were evaluated, including the patient's ability to respond truthfully or his/her tendency to be introverted or extroverted. The subjects (n=63) responded to questionnaires including: SF-36 questionnaire, Eysenck test and the questionnaire of the affective distress profile designed to assess the subjective dimension of functional negative emotions, dysfunctional negative emotions and positive emotions. Psoriasis patients had significantly higher average scores of physical functions and limitations brought on by emotional problems. Emotional instability was common for both types of patients and anxiety was associated with a low level of education. Overall, we believe that it is necessary to include items evaluating the patients' affective profile and personality in the assessment protocols of these diseases. These items could help the clinician in identifying possible factors that signal worsening of the diseas...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research

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