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Comparison of Personality and resiliency in patients with AIDS and healthy individuals
Leila Abdorahimi-Noshad * , Elnaz Sabzi , Ghonche Sharifi , Kobra Moradi , Nafiseh Sheikh-Hasani
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Background: AIDS is one of the chronic and debilitating infectious diseases that affects people's psychological state. On the other hand, resilience and personality are important variables in adaptation and how people are confronted with stressful events. The purpose of this study was to investigate Personality and resiliency in patients with AIDS and healthy individuals.
Methods: In this comparative study, among the statistical population of AIDS patients referring to the Behavioral Counseling Center for Imam Khomeini Hospital and  Valfajr Health Center Tehran in the second half of 1395, 30 patients were selected by available sampling method Then the normal group was selected among those referring to the health centers of Tehran province by matching the variables of age, education and marriage and the two groups were evaluated by big five personality Costa and McCarry (NEO-FFI) and resiliency Connor and Davidson (CD-RISC) questionnaires. Data collected by descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (analysis of variance and independent t-test for hypothesis testing) were analyzed using SPSS-22 software.
Results: The results showed that people with AIDS acquired more scores in the personality Neuroticism (P<0.05) and lower scores in the personality trait of flexibility and resiliency (P<0.05) than normal people.
Conclusions: It is suggested that the results of this study be used to design educational programs for patients with AIDS.
Keywords: AIDS, Resilience, personality traits.
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/10/28 | Accepted: 2018/04/24 | Published: 2018/04/24
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Abdorahimi-Noshad L, Sabzi E, Sharifi G, Moradi K, Sheikh-Hasani N. Comparison of Personality and resiliency in patients with AIDS and healthy individuals. Feyz. 2018; 22 (3)
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