ATILLA TEKIN1, GÜLDEHAN ATIŞ2, ŞIRIN YAŞAR3, FATIH GÖKTAY3, SEMA AYTEKIN4
1Assistant Professor, Haliç University, Department of Psychology, İstanbul, Turkey - 2Specialist, University of Health Sciences, Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Department of Dermatology - 3Associate Professor, University of Health Sciences, Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Department of Dermatology - 4Associate Professor, University of Health Sciences, Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Department of Dermatology
Introduction: Psychosomatic diseases are related to higher level of psychologic stress. Type D personality is characterized with high level of negative affect and social inhibition.
Aims: The aim of this study is to investigate of relationship between Type D personality and quality of life in patients with pso- riasis.
Materials and methods: 71 patients with psoriasis who admitted to our dermatology out-patient clinics and 60 healthy con- trols were enrolled into the study. The sociodemographic form, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Type D Personality Scale and Dermatology Life Quality Index were adiministrated to the participants.
Results: The negative correlations were found between Type D personality subscales (negative affect and social inhibition) and quality of life ( respectively r=-.412 and r=-.510). Additionally, higher levels of negative affect and social inhibition correlated with PASI scores in patients with psoriasis (respectively r=.275 and r=.347).
Conclusion: Type D personality can be negatively affect the quality of life and severity of disease in patients with psoriasis.
psoriasis, Type D personality, quality of life, stress