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Comparison of personality traits among patients with psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and stress: a pilot study

(2020) Dermatology. 236.
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Background: Psoriasis and atopic dermatitis are chronic skin diseases that greatly affect the quality of life. Both diseases can be triggered or exacerbated by stress. Objective: We aimed to differentiate personality traits between patients with chronic skin conditions and people treated for stress in a pilot study. Methods: Patients participating voluntarily in educational programs in Belgium and Switzerland were re-cruited to complete personality trait questionnaires, includ-ing the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) and the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire (TPQ). A compari-son was made with patients treated for work-related stress. Results: A total of 48 and 91 patients suffering from skin dis-eases and work-related stress, respectively, were included in the study. Based on the questionnaires, we found that der-matology patients were less persistent and impulsive than those with work-related stress. Dermatology patients also ex-hibited more rigidness and less focus on performance. Final-ly, patients with work-related stress seem more likely to change in response to health-promoting programs than patients with chronic dermatoses. Conclusion: Patients with chronic skin diseases may perceive and cope with stress dif-ferently in comparison to patients with work-related stress due to inherent personality traits. Therefore, stress coping mechanisms may differ among different diseases. More re-search is needed into the design of educational interventions and the impact of personality traits in disease-specific groups.
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Grine, Lynda, et al. “Comparison of Personality Traits among Patients with Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, and Stress: A Pilot Study.” Dermatology, vol. 236, S. Karger AG, 2020.
APA
Grine, L., Tochtermann, G., Lapeere, H., Maes, N., Hofbauer, G. F. L., Vervaet, M., & Lambert, J. (2020). Comparison of personality traits among patients with psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and stress: a pilot study. Dermatology, 236.
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Grine, Lynda, Giulia Tochtermann, Hilde Lapeere, Nele Maes, Günther F.L. Hofbauer, Myriam Vervaet, and Jo Lambert. 2020. “Comparison of Personality Traits among Patients with Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, and Stress: A Pilot Study.” Dermatology 236.
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Grine, Lynda, Giulia Tochtermann, Hilde Lapeere, Nele Maes, Günther F.L. Hofbauer, Myriam Vervaet, and Jo Lambert. 2020. “Comparison of Personality Traits among Patients with Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, and Stress: A Pilot Study.” Dermatology 236.
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Grine L, Tochtermann G, Lapeere H, Maes N, Hofbauer GFL, Vervaet M, et al. Comparison of personality traits among patients with psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and stress: a pilot study. Dermatology. 2020;236.
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L. Grine et al., “Comparison of personality traits among patients with psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and stress: a pilot study,” Dermatology, vol. 236, 2020.
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  author       = {Grine, Lynda and Tochtermann, Giulia and Lapeere, Hilde and Maes, Nele and Hofbauer, Günther F.L. and Vervaet, Myriam and Lambert, Jo},
  issn         = {1018-8665},
  journal      = {Dermatology},
  keywords     = {Dermatology},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {S. Karger AG},
  title        = {Comparison of personality traits among patients with psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and stress: a pilot study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000505543},
  volume       = {236},
  year         = {2020},
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