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Personality correlates of health behaviour in patients with type 1 diabetes and Graves-Basedov disease

Paulina Maćkowska, Małgorzata A. Basińska
Diabetologia Praktyczna 2010;11(2):39-45.

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Vol 11, No 2 (2010): Practical Diabetology
Original articles (submitted)
Published online: 2010-06-23

Abstract

INTRODUCTION. The aim of this diploma paper was to present connection between personality and health behaviours of people who suffer from type 1 diabetes and Graves-Basedow disease.
MATERIAL AND METHODS. Listed above 64 people who suffer from type 1 diabetes and 37 people who suffer from Graves-Basedow disease were examined. Additionaly, a control group of healthy people was examined in order to compare them with the results of groups suffering from type 1 diabetes and Graves- Basedow disease. So as to measure characteristics of personality Inventory Of Personality NEO-FFI by Costa and McCrae in a Polish adaptation by Zawadzki, Strealu, Szczepaniak and Śliwińska was used. Inventory of Health Behaviours IZZ by Juczyński was used to measure health behaviours.
RESULTS. The analysis of relationship between characteristics of personality and health behaviours brought the following results: openness to experiences and conscientiousness has relation with certain health behaviours in a group of women with diabetes and extraversion with conscientiousness in a group of men with diabetes. In a group of women suffering from Graves disease features such as neuroticism, extraversion, conciliatory manner and openness have relation on certain health behaviours.
CONCLUSIONS. In order to function properly when being sick and not to deteriorate their condition, patients suffering from type 1 diabetes and Graves- Basedow disease should be not only attended to with medical care but also with psychological care. Therapy for such patients should be diversified and individualized as every single human being has its specific characteristic, such as personality, sex, age, sickness span so as to bring benefits for suffering person and treatment course.
(Diabet. Prakt. 2010; 11, 2: 39-45)

Abstract

INTRODUCTION. The aim of this diploma paper was to present connection between personality and health behaviours of people who suffer from type 1 diabetes and Graves-Basedow disease.
MATERIAL AND METHODS. Listed above 64 people who suffer from type 1 diabetes and 37 people who suffer from Graves-Basedow disease were examined. Additionaly, a control group of healthy people was examined in order to compare them with the results of groups suffering from type 1 diabetes and Graves- Basedow disease. So as to measure characteristics of personality Inventory Of Personality NEO-FFI by Costa and McCrae in a Polish adaptation by Zawadzki, Strealu, Szczepaniak and Śliwińska was used. Inventory of Health Behaviours IZZ by Juczyński was used to measure health behaviours.
RESULTS. The analysis of relationship between characteristics of personality and health behaviours brought the following results: openness to experiences and conscientiousness has relation with certain health behaviours in a group of women with diabetes and extraversion with conscientiousness in a group of men with diabetes. In a group of women suffering from Graves disease features such as neuroticism, extraversion, conciliatory manner and openness have relation on certain health behaviours.
CONCLUSIONS. In order to function properly when being sick and not to deteriorate their condition, patients suffering from type 1 diabetes and Graves- Basedow disease should be not only attended to with medical care but also with psychological care. Therapy for such patients should be diversified and individualized as every single human being has its specific characteristic, such as personality, sex, age, sickness span so as to bring benefits for suffering person and treatment course.
(Diabet. Prakt. 2010; 11, 2: 39-45)
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Keywords

traits of personality; health behaviours; diabetes type 1; Graves-Basedow disease

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Title

Personality correlates of health behaviour in patients with type 1 diabetes and Graves-Basedov disease

Journal

Clinical Diabetology

Issue

Vol 11, No 2 (2010): Practical Diabetology

Pages

39-45

Published online

2010-06-23

Bibliographic record

Diabetologia Praktyczna 2010;11(2):39-45.

Keywords

traits of personality
health behaviours
diabetes type 1
Graves-Basedow disease

Authors

Paulina Maćkowska
Małgorzata A. Basińska

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