There is an increase in the attention to factors influencing the quality of life of cancer patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate temperament and character traits related to health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with cancer.Two hundred and three inpatients from three Italian oncology departments filled in the Temperament Character Inventory (TCI-140) based on Cloninger's personality model, the SF-36 questionnaire assessing HRQoL, and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Eighty percent of patients were undergoing chemotherapy.Lower levels of harm avoidance and higher levels of self-directedness were significantly correlated with a better HRQoL. Regression analysis controlling for psychopathology (anxiety and depression symptoms) showed that the influence of temperament and character traits on quality of life seemed to add little to the influence of psychopathology.The present study demonstrates the existence of some relations between HRQoL and temperament and character traits assessed using the TCI-140 questionnaire. However, among the psychological factors, psychopathology seems to retain more influence on HRQoL of cancer patients.

Temperament and character traits associated with health-related quality of life in cancer patients / A., Bonacchi; G., Miccinesi; M., Guazzini; A., Rossi; S., Bacci; A., Toccafondi; M., Martire; L., Bellotti; R., Perfetto; P., Catanzaro; V., Adamo; Cascinu, Stefano; L., Doni; F. D., Costanzo; M., Rosselli. - In: TUMORI. - ISSN 0300-8916. - 98:(2012), pp. 377-384. [10.1700/1125.12408]

Temperament and character traits associated with health-related quality of life in cancer patients.

CASCINU, Stefano;
2012-01-01

Abstract

There is an increase in the attention to factors influencing the quality of life of cancer patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate temperament and character traits related to health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with cancer.Two hundred and three inpatients from three Italian oncology departments filled in the Temperament Character Inventory (TCI-140) based on Cloninger's personality model, the SF-36 questionnaire assessing HRQoL, and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Eighty percent of patients were undergoing chemotherapy.Lower levels of harm avoidance and higher levels of self-directedness were significantly correlated with a better HRQoL. Regression analysis controlling for psychopathology (anxiety and depression symptoms) showed that the influence of temperament and character traits on quality of life seemed to add little to the influence of psychopathology.The present study demonstrates the existence of some relations between HRQoL and temperament and character traits assessed using the TCI-140 questionnaire. However, among the psychological factors, psychopathology seems to retain more influence on HRQoL of cancer patients.
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Temperament and character traits associated with health-related quality of life in cancer patients / A., Bonacchi; G., Miccinesi; M., Guazzini; A., Rossi; S., Bacci; A., Toccafondi; M., Martire; L., Bellotti; R., Perfetto; P., Catanzaro; V., Adamo; Cascinu, Stefano; L., Doni; F. D., Costanzo; M., Rosselli. - In: TUMORI. - ISSN 0300-8916. - 98:(2012), pp. 377-384. [10.1700/1125.12408]
A., Bonacchi; G., Miccinesi; M., Guazzini; A., Rossi; S., Bacci; A., Toccafondi; M., Martire; L., Bellotti; R., Perfetto; P., Catanzaro; V., Adamo; Cascinu, Stefano; L., Doni; F. D., Costanzo; M., Rosselli
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