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Type of publication: conference paper
Type of publication (PDB): Tezės kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Theses in other peer-reviewed publications (T1e)
Field of Science: Psichologija / Psychology (S006)
Author(s): Petrolienė, Raimonda;Šinkariova, Liuda;Jušinskaitė, Milda;Karpovaitė, Dalia
Title: The Link between personality traits and health behaviour. Can we find it in IHD patients?
Is part of: EHPS 2015 : Principles of behaviour change in health and illness : 29th conference of the EHPS, 1-5 September 2015, Limassol, Cyprus : conference abstracts. Cyprus : European Health Psychology Society, 2015
Extent: p. 106-106
Date: 2015
Keywords: Asmenybės bruožai;Su sveikata susijęs elgesys;Išeminė širdies liga;Personality traits;Health behaviour;Ischemic heart disease
Abstract: Background Individual persons’ peculiarities encourage to use innovative treatment programs oriented to change unhealthy behaviour. Knowledge about patients’ personality and its effect on rehabilitation outcomes would help optimize treatment techniques. The aim of this work is to find links between ischemic heart disease (IHD) patient’s personality traits and health behaviour. Methods Eighty IHD patients from rehabilitation hospital participated in our study. Validation of patients’ suitability for investigation was done looking at these criteria: disease, new arrivals, agreeableness. “Readiness to change questionnaire” was used to evaluate health behaviour and NEO-FFI – personality traits. Findings Statistically significant positive Spearman’s correlations were found between neuroticism and physical activity (r=0.377), agreeableness and diet (r=0.320). Kruskal-Wallis criteria showed statistically significant difference in physical activity change stages (p=0.022) of neuroticism. Mann-Whitney revealed that these differences are between precontemplation and action (p=0.025), contemplation and action (p=0.014). Discussion Our study confirmed links between personality traits and health behaviour in IHD patients. These findings prove that patients character features are important factor for rehabilitation outcome
Affiliation(s): Abromiškių reabilitacijos ligoninė
Psichologijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:3. Konferencijų medžiaga / Conference materials
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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