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Personality Characteristics and Depression in Self-Inflicted Burn Female Patients Compared with Normal Controls in Ahvaz

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Author(s): Naderi F | Farajollah Chabi I

Journal: Scientific Medical Journal
ISSN 1026-8960

Volume: 9;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 393;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Self burning | Personality characteristics | Depression

ABSTRACT
Background and Objective: This research intended to compare personality characteristics, neurosis and depression in self-inflicted burn patients and normal women in Ahvaz. Subjects and Methods: The research designed as post hoc (causal comparative) study. The subjects of the study consisted of 100 self-inflicted burn female patients admitted to Taleghani burn hospital who were selected via incidental sampling procedure and 100 ordinary females. The group was selected randomly by simple sampling method among Ahvaz female population uninvolved with burn. The age of both samples ranged 14 through 81 years. In order to assess personality characteristics, neurosis and depression, three standardized methods were used: NEO-PI-R, Beck Depression Inventory. Data were analyzed by ANOVA test, considering a P value of less than 0.05 as significant.Results: There were significant differences between self-inflicted and ordinary women in terms of their personality characteristics (P
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