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

  • Authors:
    • Elena Porumb‑Andrese
    • Dan Vâță
    • Roxana Postolică
    • Laura Stătescu
    • Cristian Stătescu
    • Alina‑Ioana Grăjdeanu
    • Adriana Ionela Pătrașcu
    • Ioana Adriana Popescu
    • Laura Gheucă Solovastru
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  • Published online on: August 21, 2019     https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2019.7933
  • Pages: 4967-4973
  • Copyright: © Porumb‑Andrese et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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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 disease or of non‑response to treatment.
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Porumb‑Andrese, E., Vâță, D., Postolică, R., Stătescu, L., Stătescu, C., Grăjdeanu, A. ... Solovastru, L.G. (2019). Association between personality type, affective distress profile and quality of life in patients with psoriasis vs. patients with cardiovascular disease. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 18, 4967-4973. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2019.7933
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Porumb‑Andrese, E., Vâță, D., Postolică, R., Stătescu, L., Stătescu, C., Grăjdeanu, A., Pătrașcu, A. I., Popescu, I. A., Solovastru, L. G."Association between personality type, affective distress profile and quality of life in patients with psoriasis vs. patients with cardiovascular disease". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 18.6 (2019): 4967-4973.
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Porumb‑Andrese, E., Vâță, D., Postolică, R., Stătescu, L., Stătescu, C., Grăjdeanu, A., Pătrașcu, A. I., Popescu, I. A., Solovastru, L. G."Association between personality type, affective distress profile and quality of life in patients with psoriasis vs. patients with cardiovascular disease". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 18, no. 6 (2019): 4967-4973. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2019.7933