Personality traits and metabolic control

A study in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients

Alvise Orlandini, Matteo Rocco Pastore, Andrea Fossati, Stefano Clerici, Alessandro Sergi, Annalisa Balini, Cesare Maffei, Antonio Secchi, Guido Pozza

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Abstract

Background: In the present study the authors evaluated the relationship between personality traits (according to DSM-III-R) and poor metabolic control in an adult onset insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus sample (n = 77). Methods: Personality traits were assessed with the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire - Revised. Metabolic control was evaluated through glycosilated hemoglobin (HbA1c): poor metabolic control was defined as HbA1c ≤ 9% (normal values <6.0%). Results: Principal Component Analysis revealed three personality profiles: 'Cluster A/C Mixed', 'Cluster B Dependent' and 'Cluster B Aggressive'. Oneway ANCOVA, using sex as covariate, revealed a significant association (p = 0.01) only between poor metabolic control and Cluster B Dependent profile. No correlation was found between HbA1c and the other profiles. Conclusion: These data suggest that a specific personality profile is associated with poor metabolic control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-313
Number of pages7
JournalPsychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Volume66
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1997

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Keywords

  • Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
  • Metabolic control
  • Personality
  • Psychology

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  • Psychology(all)

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Orlandini, A., Pastore, M. R., Fossati, A., Clerici, S., Sergi, A., Balini, A., ... Pozza, G. (1997). Personality traits and metabolic control: A study in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 66(6), 307-313.

Personality traits and metabolic control : A study in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients. / Orlandini, Alvise; Pastore, Matteo Rocco; Fossati, Andrea; Clerici, Stefano; Sergi, Alessandro; Balini, Annalisa; Maffei, Cesare; Secchi, Antonio; Pozza, Guido.

In: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Vol. 66, No. 6, 11.1997, p. 307-313.

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Orlandini, A, Pastore, MR, Fossati, A, Clerici, S, Sergi, A, Balini, A, Maffei, C, Secchi, A & Pozza, G 1997, 'Personality traits and metabolic control: A study in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients', Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, vol. 66, no. 6, pp. 307-313.
Orlandini A, Pastore MR, Fossati A, Clerici S, Sergi A, Balini A et al. Personality traits and metabolic control: A study in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. 1997 Nov;66(6):307-313.
Orlandini, Alvise ; Pastore, Matteo Rocco ; Fossati, Andrea ; Clerici, Stefano ; Sergi, Alessandro ; Balini, Annalisa ; Maffei, Cesare ; Secchi, Antonio ; Pozza, Guido. / Personality traits and metabolic control : A study in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients. In: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. 1997 ; Vol. 66, No. 6. pp. 307-313.
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