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Evaluation of type A personality in hypertensive patients referring to educational and treatment center of outpatient clinics of Sina and Shahid Madani in Tabriz
Masoomeh Ranjbar Kouchaksaraei Dr 1, Fariborz Akbarzadeh Dr, Marzie Khaneshi Dr
1- , sk_ranjbar@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: prevalence of hypertension is about 11% among Iranian population. Many factors such as psychological stress, smoking, and type A personality influence the prevalence of hypertension. The purpose of this study was to evaluate type A personality in hypertensive patients. Materials and Methods: This was a descriptive study. Among 500 patients referring to the cardiology clinics of Sina and Shahid Madani Hospitals in Tabriz, one hundred hypertensive patients were selected by simple sampling method in a period of two months. Demographic data collected and after securing patients` consents, personality questionnaires (TAQ) were filled out. Data entry and analysis performed by means of SPSS statistical software. Results: Fifty males and females were included in this study, mean age were 57±11 and 57±8 for men and women respectively. Systolic blood pressures were in the range of 120-210 mmHg, with a mean value of 157±17.5 Mean blood pressure (BP) was 158/90 mmHg in men and 159/92 mmHg in women accordingly. Prevalence rates of type A and B personalities in hypertensive patients were 54% and 38% respectively which showed a significant statistical difference. Conclusion: This study showed a high prevalence rate of type A personality in hypertensive patients. We recommend assessment of personality type of hypertensive patients and inclusion of supportive psychiatric measures in the treatment of patients with type A personality as an adjunctive treatment for hypertension.
Keywords: Type A personality, Type B personality, Hypertension
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Received: 2009/05/9
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Ranjbar Kouchaksaraei M, Akbarzadeh F, Khaneshi M. Evaluation of type A personality in hypertensive patients referring to educational and treatment center of outpatient clinics of Sina and Shahid Madani in Tabriz. SJKU. 2007; 11 (4) :26-31
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Volume 11, Issue 4 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2007) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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