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SJKU 2012, 17(4): 53-60 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of the personality characteristics of the patients suffering from allergic rhinitis with those of normal people
Dr Seyed Abolghasem Mehrinezhad 1, Sara Rajabi moghadam2
1- Assistant Professor AlZahra University , ab_mehrinejad@yahoo.com
2- AlZahra University
Abstract:  
ABSTRACT Background and Aim: Personality characteristics are main determinant factors in the styles of confronting social, physical and psychological environment. The goal of this study was to determine the effect of personality characteristics in the incidence and severity of allergic rhinitis. Material and Method: This was a comparative-causative study and included 120 patients with allergic rhinitis in Tehran Allergic clinic in Taleghani Street. Also 120 normal people were selected and matched to the case group, as our control group. MCMI III questionnaire was used for data collection. Data were analyzed by use of independent t- test. Results: The results of this study showed that the mean scores of depression, negativism, anxiety disorder, somatoform and dysthymia were more than those of normal people (P≤0/001). Conclusion: The mean scores of depression, negativism, anxiety disorder, somatoform and dysthymia were more in the patients with allergic rhinitis. Therefore both medical and psychological interventions are recommended for the treatment of these patients. Key word: Allergic rhinitis, Personality characteristics, MCMI III. Received: Jun 14, 2011 Accepted: Aug 25, 2012
Keywords: Allergic rhinitis, Personality characteristics, MCMI III
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/12/11
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Volume 17, Number 4 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2012) Back to browse issues page
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مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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