Psychological profiles in patients with recurrent aphthous ulcers
Al-Omiri, Mahmoud K., Karasneh, J. and Lynch, Edward, Dr.. (2012) Psychological profiles in patients with recurrent aphthous ulcers. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vol.41 (No.3). pp. 384-388. ISSN 0901-5027Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijom.2011.12.024
The aim of this study was to investigate the psychological profiles of patients with recurrent aphthous ulcers (RAUs). 50 patients (27 men and 23 women, mean age 31.44 ± 9.95 years) with diagnosed RAUs participated in this study. 50 controls who matched the patients in age and gender were also recruited. The participants' personality and psychological profiles were assessed using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD) and the Neuroticism-Extraversion-Openness Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI). Data analysis showed that females had higher HAD anxiety scores than males in both patients and controls. Patients' age, intensity of pain and number, position, duration, and frequency of ulcers had no relation to HAD and NEO-FFI scores. Patients reported higher levels of anxiety in comparison to controls, but both reported comparable depression scores. Patients' NEO-FFI scores were not different from those reported by controls and the psychological profiles of patients and controls were similar. In conclusion; stressful situations and conditions (i.e. anxiety) rather than personality profiles and stable psychological traits were related to the occurrence of recurrent aphthous ulcers. © 2011 International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RK Dentistry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery|
|Official Date:||March 2012|
|Page Range:||pp. 384-388|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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