A sample of 59 patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) was compared to matched samples of psychiatric patients and normal individuals with respect to personality disorders (PDs) assessed by a self-report measure (VKP) (Duijsens, Eurelings-Bontekoe, Diekstra & Ouwersloot, 1993a, b).
The number of PDs differed significantly between pulmonary and psychiatric patients, while there was no significant difference between pulmonary patients and normal individuals.
Comparison of the number of diagnosis critetia yielded significant contrasts between psychiatric patients versus the normal individuals and the pulmonary patients.
Pulmonary patients and normal individuals showed significantly lower mean number of criteria met than matched psychiatric patients for nearly all of the diagnoses.
It is concluded that PDs are no more prevalent in asthma and COPD patients than in the general population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Asthme, Association morbide, Trouble personnalité, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Homme, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie, Bronche pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Obstructive pulmonary disease, Asthma, Concomitant disease, Personality disorder, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Mental health, Human, Respiratory disease, Lung disease, Bronchus disease
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Cote : 98-0314292
Code Inist : 002B18C09. Création : 27/11/1998.