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Affective states and racial identity among African-American women with trichotillomania.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16749651     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Affective correlates of hair pulling were investigated in a sample of 43 African-American women with trichotillomania. The relationship among affective correlates and dimensions of racial identity was also examined. Via phone interview, participants completed the hair-pulling survey on which they rated the intensity of 10 different affective states across three different points in the hair-pulling episode (before, during and after). Participants also completed the Multidimensional Inventory of Racial Identity, which assesses racial identity across the dimensions of centrality, regard and ideology. Univariate analyses identified the feelings of being bored, happy, anxious, guilty and relieved as reflecting a time difference. Negative correlations were found among the racial identity dimension of private regard and the affective correlates of happy and relief that were experienced during and after pulling. Negative correlations were found between the racial identity dimension of humanist ideology and relieved affect as well as humanist ideology and relieved affect during a pulling episode. In light of the results, the importance of understanding and assessing cultural factors in the affective experience of African-American women with trichotillomania is discussed.
Authors:
Angela Neal-Barnett; Robert Stadulis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-05     Completed Date:  2006-07-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  753-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Box 5190, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242-0001, USA. aneal@kent.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Affect*
African Americans / psychology*
Female
Humans
Interviews as Topic
Middle Aged
Personality Inventory
Retrospective Studies
Self Concept
Social Identification*
Trichotillomania / ethnology*,  psychology*
United States / epidemiology
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