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[Influence of personality traits of female patients hospitalized with coronary disease upon their susceptibility to iatrogenic psychical trauma].

Authors
  • Guzińska, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychiatria polska
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1993
Volume
27
Issue
5
Pages
483–491
Identifiers
PMID: 8255943
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The analysed problem dealt with personality determinants of susceptibility to iatrogenic psychical trauma. A group of 35 female patients with coronary disease and another group consisting of 35 healthy women were tested with C.D. Spielberger's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Z. Bizoń's Questionnaire of Neurotic Symptoms, J.B. Rotter's I-E Scale, and the author's own method for the determination of susceptibility to iatrogenic psychical trauma. In comparison with healthy women, the patients displayed significantly higher level of anxiety both as a state and as a trait, lower level of psychical endurance, more external sense of control and higher susceptibility to iatrogenic trauma. More over, the patients with lower psychical endurance and external sense of control displayed high susceptibility to iatrogenic psychical trauma.

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