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Antikchi E, Taghavi A, Rafienia P. The Relationship Between Personality Traits,Mental Health, and Quality of Life in People with Thalassemia. Iran J Ped Hematol Oncol. 2017; 7 (1) :37-47
URL: http://ijpho.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-469-en.html
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran.
Abstract:   (429 Views)

Background: General health is related not only to physical illness but also to mental and social conditions including personality traits and the quality of life. The main objective of the current study was to investigate the relationship between five main personality factors, quality of life, and mental health in patients suffering from thalassemia.
Materials and Methods: The current study was a correlative one. The convenient sampling method was used to select 40 people suffering from thalassemia major and 40 people suffering from thalassemia minor (age:15-18 years old). In order to gather the required data, questionnaires of general health (GHQ), quality of life, and NEO five-factor inventory (NEO-FFI) were used. The acquired data were analyzed using step-wise regression using SPSS (version 20).
Results: Multiple regression analysis indicated that personality traits and components of quality of life can predicte variables for the variance and mental health. .For example, 13 percent of the variance for the general health variable was explained based on the linear combination of the two variables of personality and quality of life. Neuroticism explained 26 percent of the variance for the variable of anxiety and sleep disorder and conscientiousness accounted for 36 percent of that variance. Mental health explained 20 percent of the variance for the component of social action and mental health explains 19 percent, social relations explains 23 percent, and environmental health explained 26 percent of the variance for the variable of depression

Conclusion: The results showed that there was a relationship between components of quality of life and personality and the components of general health

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Received: 2019/05/20 | Accepted: 2019/05/20 | Published: 2019/05/20

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