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Evaluation of relations between self-influence on the course of schizophrenia and of personality traits - temperament and alexithymia

Agnieszka Sym, Łukasz Gawęda, Julia Wiktorska-Zapała, Joanna Kreczmańska, Krzysztof Staniszewski, Agnieszka Łukasiewicz, Andrzej Kokoszka
Psychiatria 2010;7(1):25-32.

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Vol 7, No 1 (2010)
Prace oryginalne - nadesłane
Published online: 2010-03-24

Abstract

Introduction. The aim of this paper is to present two different studies exploring relations between self-influence on the course of schizopherania and 1) alexithymia, 2) temperament.
Material and methods. In the first study took part 95 persons (42 women, 52 men) of mean age 45.53 (SD = 16.44). In the second study took part 90 persons (36 women, 54 men) of mean age 42,63 (SD=12,75). In both studies participants were outpatients and inpatients with schizophrenia according to International Classification of Diseases and Health Related Problems. They filled self-ratings scales in the first study: Toronto Alexithymia Scale, Brief Measure to Assess Perception of Self-Influence on the Disease Course - 13 items version for schizophrenia; in the second study: Emotionality, Activity and Sociability Temperament Survey (EAS-D), Brief Measure to Assess Perception of Self-Influence on the Disease Course - 5 items version for schizophrenia.
Results and conclusions. It was observed no significant correlation between self-influence on the disease course and alexithymia. It was also found that self-influence on the schizophrenia course is not related to biological conditioned dimension of personality - temperament (only Sociability scale of EAS-D correlates with self-influence on the disease course). The study confirms earlier results that traits of alexithymia are related to schizophrenia.
Psychiatry 2010; 7, 1: 25-32

Abstract

Introduction. The aim of this paper is to present two different studies exploring relations between self-influence on the course of schizopherania and 1) alexithymia, 2) temperament.
Material and methods. In the first study took part 95 persons (42 women, 52 men) of mean age 45.53 (SD = 16.44). In the second study took part 90 persons (36 women, 54 men) of mean age 42,63 (SD=12,75). In both studies participants were outpatients and inpatients with schizophrenia according to International Classification of Diseases and Health Related Problems. They filled self-ratings scales in the first study: Toronto Alexithymia Scale, Brief Measure to Assess Perception of Self-Influence on the Disease Course - 13 items version for schizophrenia; in the second study: Emotionality, Activity and Sociability Temperament Survey (EAS-D), Brief Measure to Assess Perception of Self-Influence on the Disease Course - 5 items version for schizophrenia.
Results and conclusions. It was observed no significant correlation between self-influence on the disease course and alexithymia. It was also found that self-influence on the schizophrenia course is not related to biological conditioned dimension of personality - temperament (only Sociability scale of EAS-D correlates with self-influence on the disease course). The study confirms earlier results that traits of alexithymia are related to schizophrenia.
Psychiatry 2010; 7, 1: 25-32
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Keywords

schizophrenia; self-influence on the disease course; temperament; alexithymia

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Title

Evaluation of relations between self-influence on the course of schizophrenia and of personality traits - temperament and alexithymia

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 7, No 1 (2010)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

25-32

Published online

2010-03-24

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2010;7(1):25-32.

Keywords

schizophrenia
self-influence on the disease course
temperament
alexithymia

Authors

Agnieszka Sym
Łukasz Gawęda
Julia Wiktorska-Zapała
Joanna Kreczmańska
Krzysztof Staniszewski
Agnieszka Łukasiewicz
Andrzej Kokoszka

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