Volume 15, Number 2 (Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences-Summer 2008)                   Sci J Hamadan Univ Med Sci 2008, 15(2): 48-51 | Back to browse issues page


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Mazaheri S, Zarabian M K, Samadi M J. Assessment of Personality Types and Locus of Control in Multiple Sclerosis Patients. Sci J Hamadan Univ Med Sci . 2008; 15 (2) :48-51
URL: http://sjh.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-371-en.html

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Introduction & Objective: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease with unknown cause. MS is one of the disabling neurologic diseases in adult especially young range that myelin part of central nervous system (CNS) is destructed. The aim of this study was assessment of types A and B personality and internal and external locus of control in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and comparison of the results with control group.

Materials & Methods: In a case-control study, 30 patients with MS and 30 normal persons as control group evaluated with neurological examination, Rotter locus of control test and Friedman-Rosenman questionnaire for detection of types A and B personality. We employed to analyze the results.

Results: 43 percent and 57 percent of MS patients had internal and external locus of control respectively. 63 percent and 37 percent of MS patients had type A and B personality respectively. 60 percent and 40 percent of control group had internal and external locus of control respectively. 20 percent and 80 percent of control group had type A and B personality respectively. Difference between personality type in two groups was significant (P<0.01).

Conclusions: In this study, MS patients had more type A personality in comparison to control group.

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