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Clínica y Salud

On-line version ISSN 2174-0550Print version ISSN 1130-5274


FERNANDEZ MENDEZ, Juan Carlos; PEREZ VIDAL, José Andrés  and  FERNANDEZ MENDEZ, Berta. Cross-sectional Study on the Relationship Between Neuroticism and Clinical Course in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Clínica y Salud [online]. 2010, vol.21, n.1, pp.49-58. ISSN 2174-0550.

This paper analyzes the relationship between neuroticism and various medical conditions related to the clinical course of inflammatory bowel diseases. To undertake the research, neuroticism measures were taken in 106 patients diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, using the Eysenck Personality Inventory. Results showed that the sample of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases had neuroticism values that were within normal limits; however, it was also seen that the values differed depending on the clinical course of the disease. The study suggests that variations in neuroticism are significant when considering the overall sample data and when taking into account different nature of the clinical course.

Keywords : Inflammatory bowel disease; ulcerative colitis; Crohn’s disease; neuroticism and clinical course.

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