Research Article
Volume 7 Issue 4 - 2020
Personality Profile, Quality of Life and Neuroticism in Patients with Crohn's Disease
Cristiana Corrêa Dias Lopes1, Arlete Silvá Àcciari2*, Raquel Franco Leal2, Maria de Lourdes Setsuko Ayrizono2, Tristan Guillermo Torriani3, João José Fagundes2, Cláudio Saddy Rodrigues Coy2 and Carlos Henrique Sancineto da Silva Nunes4
1Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (PUCC), Campinas, SP, Brazil
2Department of Surgery, Coloproctology Unit, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP, Brazil
3Assistant Professor, School of Applied Sciences, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), SP, Brazil
4Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Arlete Silva Acciari, Department of Surgery, Coloproctology Unit, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP, Brazil.
Received: February 25, 2020; Published: March 17, 2020


Introduction: The chronic nature of Crohn's disease makes it necessary to assess specifically the relation between long term psychological effects and the patients' profile.

Objective: To investigate the relation between personality traits, depressive symptoms and quality of life of a sample of patients with Crohn's disease in a hospital context. 

Design: A prospective study with questionnaires and batteries were applied on patients with Crohn’s disease to examine their personality profile and quality of life. 

Methods: The sample consisted of 100 patients. The EDEP, the IBDQ, the BFP, and a QSD were employed for data collection. Correlations between the tools were checked by using the Pearson correlation test. 

Results: There was a strong negative significant correlation (r = -0.71, p < 0.01) between depression (EDEP) and quality of life (total IBDQ. The most significant correlations occurred between depression (EDEP Totals) and personality traits (BFP), in the dimensions of neuroticism (r = 0.48, p < 0.01) and extraversion (r = -0.32, p < 0.01). 

Conclusion: The results indicated a link between participants' personality characteristics and the other measured variables, with Neuroticism being the personality trait with the highest association. The greater the depression, the worse the quality of life, with more effect on emotional aspects. 

Keywords: Crohn’s Disease; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Quality of Life; Personality Profile; Neuroticism; Depression


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Citation: Arlete Silvá Àcciari., et al. “Personality Profile, Quality of Life and Neuroticism in Patients with Crohn's Disease”. EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System 7.4 (2020): 23-32.

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