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The Relationship between Type D Personality and the Stress Level of Life Events, Personality Traits and Anxiety Sensitivity in People with Breast Cancer

Version 1 : Received: 3 July 2020 / Approved: 5 July 2020 / Online: 5 July 2020 (10:34:05 CEST)

How to cite: Pasha, A.; Bahrainian, S.A.; Farahani, H. The Relationship between Type D Personality and the Stress Level of Life Events, Personality Traits and Anxiety Sensitivity in People with Breast Cancer. Preprints 2020, 2020070063 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0063.v1). Pasha, A.; Bahrainian, S.A.; Farahani, H. The Relationship between Type D Personality and the Stress Level of Life Events, Personality Traits and Anxiety Sensitivity in People with Breast Cancer. Preprints 2020, 2020070063 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0063.v1).

Abstract

Background and Aim: Cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled cell growth and invasion of tissues. It seems that personality differences and psychological factors are important factors that lead to different reactions to cancer. Therefore, the main purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between type D, stress level of life events, personality traits, and anxiety sensitivity in people with breast cancer attending to Tehran Bu-ali Hospital. Methods: The study was a correlational study in which 100 cancer patients referred to Bu-ali Hospital in Tehran, selected by the available sampling method from April to June 2018. The tools used included the Denollet DS-14 Type D Questionnaire, the Paykel Life events Questionnaire, the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire, the ASI Anxiety Scale, Floyd et al., Data analysis in this study is taken place by using SPSS software, two descriptive levels (percentage, frequency, etc.) and regression. Results: The study results showed that there is a relationship between type D personality with stress of life events, neurosis, extraversion, and psychopath dimensions of personality and anxiety sensitivity in breast cancer patients. Conclusion: Psychological factors play a role in the incidence and exacerbation of breast cancer, and ultimately patients with personality type D and personality traits such as psychosis and high anxiety sensitivity and more stress of life events show more symptoms.

Subject Areas

Type D; Personality; Stress of Life Events; Anxiety Sensitivity; Breast Cancer

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