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Psychoemotional features in irritable bowel syndrome.

Dragoş D, Ionescu O, Ojog DG, Tănăsescu MD - J Med Life (2012)

Bottom Line: Among the features with a relatively more specific correlation with IBS, tension has the strongest association, followed by the inclination to endure unacceptable situations, preoccupation for health, and susceptibility, and then by fear of failure and sense of demanding profession.The sense of being treated unfairly by the authority persons during the school years nuances this last feature.Some features that bring some nuances to this psychological portrait are: contemplative nature and analyzing tendency, preoccupation with health issues, a reserved, unsociable, and precautious nature, clinging to known circumstances.

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Affiliation: Carol Davila University of Medicine Bucharest, 1st Internal Medicine Department, University Emergency Hospital Bucharest, Romania. dordrag@drdorindragos.ro

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Objective: To delineate the psychological profile of individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Method: A triple questionnaire of 614 items (including psychological and medical ones) was given to 10192 respondents and the results were analyzed by means of Cronbach alpha and Chi square test, together with an ad-hoc designed method that implied ranking and outliers detecting.

Results and conclusions: Anxiety and depression are general psychological tendencies unspecifcally linked with IBS. Among the features with a relatively more specific correlation with IBS, tension has the strongest association, followed by the inclination to endure unacceptable situations, preoccupation for health, and susceptibility, and then by fear of failure and sense of demanding profession. IBS individuals readily accept a subordinate position, which may be connected to their history of tyrannical parents, and also to their preoccupation for authority factors. The sense of being treated unfairly by the authority persons during the school years nuances this last feature. Some features that bring some nuances to this psychological portrait are: contemplative nature and analyzing tendency, preoccupation with health issues, a reserved, unsociable, and precautious nature, clinging to known circumstances.

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Comparative OdRa demonstrating the higher values obtained by averaging the scores for the PsyCts (Pa) (top two bars in each group of four) as compared to the those derived when the maximal scores for the PsyCts (Pm) were used in the computations (bottom two bars in each group of four) [1].
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Figure 5: Comparative OdRa demonstrating the higher values obtained by averaging the scores for the PsyCts (Pa) (top two bars in each group of four) as compared to the those derived when the maximal scores for the PsyCts (Pm) were used in the computations (bottom two bars in each group of four) [1].

Mentions: There is not enough room to display all the diagrams corresponding to the results in the previous two tables, therefore, we shall limit ourselves to those derived from the calculations done by taking into account the average score for IBSCt and either the average (Fig. 1) or the maximal (Fig. 2)) score for the PsyCts (PaMa and PmMa respectively). The third diagram (Fig. 3) illustrates a revealing particularity: for several PsyCts, we obtained conspicuously higher OdRa values by using the average (“Pa”) versus the maximal (“Pm”) scores for the PsyCts, visually translated in strikingly longer top two bars than the bottom two bars in each group of four (i.e. for each PsyCt).


Psychoemotional features in irritable bowel syndrome.

Dragoş D, Ionescu O, Ojog DG, Tănăsescu MD - J Med Life (2012)

Comparative OdRa demonstrating the higher values obtained by averaging the scores for the PsyCts (Pa) (top two bars in each group of four) as compared to the those derived when the maximal scores for the PsyCts (Pm) were used in the computations (bottom two bars in each group of four) [1].
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Figure 5: Comparative OdRa demonstrating the higher values obtained by averaging the scores for the PsyCts (Pa) (top two bars in each group of four) as compared to the those derived when the maximal scores for the PsyCts (Pm) were used in the computations (bottom two bars in each group of four) [1].
Mentions: There is not enough room to display all the diagrams corresponding to the results in the previous two tables, therefore, we shall limit ourselves to those derived from the calculations done by taking into account the average score for IBSCt and either the average (Fig. 1) or the maximal (Fig. 2)) score for the PsyCts (PaMa and PmMa respectively). The third diagram (Fig. 3) illustrates a revealing particularity: for several PsyCts, we obtained conspicuously higher OdRa values by using the average (“Pa”) versus the maximal (“Pm”) scores for the PsyCts, visually translated in strikingly longer top two bars than the bottom two bars in each group of four (i.e. for each PsyCt).

Bottom Line: Among the features with a relatively more specific correlation with IBS, tension has the strongest association, followed by the inclination to endure unacceptable situations, preoccupation for health, and susceptibility, and then by fear of failure and sense of demanding profession.The sense of being treated unfairly by the authority persons during the school years nuances this last feature.Some features that bring some nuances to this psychological portrait are: contemplative nature and analyzing tendency, preoccupation with health issues, a reserved, unsociable, and precautious nature, clinging to known circumstances.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Carol Davila University of Medicine Bucharest, 1st Internal Medicine Department, University Emergency Hospital Bucharest, Romania. dordrag@drdorindragos.ro

ABSTRACT

Objective: To delineate the psychological profile of individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Method: A triple questionnaire of 614 items (including psychological and medical ones) was given to 10192 respondents and the results were analyzed by means of Cronbach alpha and Chi square test, together with an ad-hoc designed method that implied ranking and outliers detecting.

Results and conclusions: Anxiety and depression are general psychological tendencies unspecifcally linked with IBS. Among the features with a relatively more specific correlation with IBS, tension has the strongest association, followed by the inclination to endure unacceptable situations, preoccupation for health, and susceptibility, and then by fear of failure and sense of demanding profession. IBS individuals readily accept a subordinate position, which may be connected to their history of tyrannical parents, and also to their preoccupation for authority factors. The sense of being treated unfairly by the authority persons during the school years nuances this last feature. Some features that bring some nuances to this psychological portrait are: contemplative nature and analyzing tendency, preoccupation with health issues, a reserved, unsociable, and precautious nature, clinging to known circumstances.

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