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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. ijpho. 2017; 7 (1) :37-47
URL: http://ijpho.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-285-en.html

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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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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/12/18 | Accepted: 2016/12/18 | Published: 2016/12/18

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