Personality and coronary heart diseases

AUTHORS

Seyed Mohammad Moosavi 1 , * , Sholeh Namazi 2 , Aliakbar Lotfian 3

1 Assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Instructor Department of Psychiatry, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 General Physician, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Moosavi S M, Namazi S, Lotfian A. Personality and coronary heart diseases, Hormozgan Med J. 2005 ; 9(2):e90315.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 9 (2); e90315
Published Online: July 16, 2005
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 08, 2004
Accepted: July 16, 2005

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Abstract

Introduction: The relationship between personality characteristics and coronary
artery disease was more concerned since 1950. Studies some of personality
factors can be considered as a predictor for higher risk of these diseases.
Methods: In this descriptive study, eysenck personality questionnaire was given
to all 126 myocardial infarction or angina pectoris patients who were admitted In
Bandar Abbas Shahid Mohammadi hospital in CCU and cardiology ward during a
3 months period the questionnaire was randomly given to 52 patient keepers who
had no history of cardiac disease, hyperlipidemia and hypertension as a control
group. The results were analyzed with EPI5 software and using Chi-Square
statistical test.
Results: There were significant differences in E scale (extroversion–introversion)
(P<0.05) and N scale (emotional stability – neurotic)(P<0.001-P<0.025)
between the two groups.
Conclusion: Personality trials should be considered in the treatment process of
coronary artery disease.

Keywords

Coronary Disease – Personality – Personality Disorders – Bandar Abbas

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