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Research Paper | Psychology Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017
The Personality Characteristics and Quality of Life in Psoriasis Patients
Abstract: Aim To analyse the personality characteristics and quality of life in psoriasis patients. Settings and Design Progressive analytical case control study Methods and Material 50 psoriasis patients who had attended Dermatology OPD were compared with 50 matched normal healthy controls. Statistical analysis used Comparison between two groups was performed using unpaired student t-test. Categorical data was compared using Chi square test. Correlation between different parameters was performed using Pearson's rank correlation coefficient. Statistical analysis was performed with the aid of the statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS) computer program. P value <0.05 was considered significant Results 64 % of psoriasis patients scored high on neuroticism and 30% scored high on extroversion and 16% scored high on psychoticism as compared to 44 %, 52% and 4% of controls respectively. Score of subjective well being inventory suggested that 52% of psoriasis patients had poor quality of life i. e. negative sense of well being as compare to 18 % of control group Conclusions Significant number of psoriasis patients belong to neuroticism, a type of personality trait along with negative sense of well being which leads to disturbed mental health equilibrium.
Keywords: psoriasis, sense of well being, neuroticism, personality traits, mental health
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017,
Pages: 1284 - 1287