Vol 57, No 6 (2006)
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Psychological view of thyroid cancer and in hyperthyroid Graves’ patients - comparative exploration

Izabela Warmuz-Stangierska, Agata Czarnywojtek, Katarzyna Ziemnicka, Maria Gryczyńska, Ryszard Stangierski, Jerzy Sowiński
Endokrynol Pol 2006;57(6):619-624.

Abstract

Introduction: The aim of study was the evaluation of association between psychometric factors in patients with thyroid cancer and in Graves’ hyperthyroid patients.
Material and methods: We examined 50 patients with differentiated thyroid cancer, 42 females (84.75%), 8 males aged from 32 to 64 yr. (x ± SD: 43 ± 8.17 yr.) and 50 hyperthyroid patients, 45 (90%) females and 5 (10%) males corresponding aged. We used the following methods: the EAS Temperament Survey (EASD) in addition for adults, EPQ Eysenck Personality Questionnaire, Polish Abbreviated Form of the MMPI (DKO-74) and Beck’s Depression Scale. We compared the scores of thyroid cancer patients and hyprthyroid patients.
Results: We have interpreted obtained results in both groups as similarly in: mild sense depression, high emotional control, high social dependence, ambiverssion, mild level of emotional mental balance.
Conclusion: Results of our explorations appears great psychological similarity between differentiated thyroid patients and hyperthyroid patients.

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