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Psychological assessment of adults with cystic fibrosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7440067     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We administered a battery of self-rated objective and quantitative psychometric tests, including the MMPI, to a group of adult cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Important findings were related to the age but not the sex of the patients. We found that older patients (i.e., over the median age of twenty-three) were more likely than younger patients to: 1) express emotional conflicts through physical symptoms, 2) be anxious or uncomfortable in social situations, and 3) have self-doubt. We could not confirm a previous report of increased depression or anxiety in adult CF patients. We discuss implication of these results for health professionals.
G D Strauss; D K Wellisch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of psychiatry in medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0091-2174     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Psychiatry Med     Publication Date:    1980-1981
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-02-19     Completed Date:  1981-02-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365646     Medline TA:  Int J Psychiatry Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cystic Fibrosis / psychology*
Defense Mechanisms
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / diagnosis
Intelligence Tests
Personality Assessment*
Social Adjustment
Somatoform Disorders / psychology
Grant Support

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