Volume 24, Issue 7 (Monthly-Oct 2013)                   Stud Med Sci 2013, 24(7): 534-542 | Back to browse issues page

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Karami J, Momeni K, Zakiei A. THE RELATIONSHIP ALEXITYMIA, POSITIVE AFFECT AND NEGATIVE AFFECT WITH THE OBSESSIVE - COMPULSIVE DISORDER SYNDROME. Stud Med Sci. 2013; 24 (7) :534-542
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-1850-en.html
Razi Uuniversity of Kermanshah, Kermanshah , J.karami@razi.ac.ir
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  Background & Aims : According to patterns of obsessive-compulsive disorder and relying on the researches emphasizing on obsessive- compulsive symptoms in general population, this study was aimed to investigate the relation of alexitymia, positive affect and negative affect with obsessive - compulsive disorder syndrome.

  Materials & Methods : This descriptive correlational study was conducted on 300 students that were selected by stratified sampling from Razi University. In order to collect the data, questionnaire SCL-90, alexitymia questionnaire (FTAS-20), and the scale of positive and negative affects (PANAS-X) were used. For data analysis, statistical indices such as correlation and regression were used.

  Results : The analysis of the data showed that there was a significant positive relationship between negative affect and alexitymia and their subscales with the obsessive-compulsive disorder syndrome. A significant negative correlation was found between positive affect and obsessive-compulsive disorder syndrome. Regression analysis showed that alexitymia, positive and negative affect can predict obsessive-compulsive disorder syndrome.

  Conclusion : B ased on the results, it can be concluded that the emotions have an important role in predicting and appearing the obsessive-compulsive disorder.  

  SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2013: 24(7): 542 ISSN: 1027-3727

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