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Kenar Barozhi S, Shabani R, Mosarrezaii Aghdam A. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERSONALITY TRAITS AND COPING WITH QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. J Urmia Univ Med Sci. 2016; 26 (10) :872-880
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-3192-en.html

Urmia Branch, Islamic Azad University, Urmia, Iran , barozhi59@gmail.com
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Background & Aims: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is progressive chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that in patients interferes with quality of life. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between personality traits and coping styles with quality of life in patients with MS was done.

Materials & Methods: The study population included all MS patients with secondary or higher education covered by the MS Society of West Azerbaijan Province. 120 MS patients (51 males, 69 females) were selected by means of convenience sampling. The data were collected using Goldberg character inventory, quality of life questionnaire (QOL), and scale of coping style (CSQ). The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation coefficient, and stepwise regression using SPSS-20.

Results: The results indicated that there was significant relationship between neuroticism (negatively), extraversion, openness, conscientiousness, and problem-focused coping style (positively) with quality of life in MS patients. Also, stepwise regression analysis showed that three traits of neuroticism, extraversion and conscientiousness about 40 percent of variance in quality of life can be predicted in patients with MS.

Conclusion: Personality traits predict the quality of life of MS patients and problem-focused coping strategies, increase quality of life in these patients.

SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2016: 26(10): 880 ISSN: 1027-3727

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: روانشناسی
Received: 2016/01/16 | Accepted: 2016/01/16 | Published: 2016/01/16

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