耳管開放症患者の性格特性とその病態形成への関与 [in Japanese] Psychosomatic Analysis of Patients with Patulous Eustachian Tube Using Psychological Tests [in Japanese]
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Consideration on psychosomatic factors is important in treating the patients with patulous eustachian tube (ET) condition. In this study, two psychological tests: Yatabe Guilford personality test (YG) and Maudsley personalityinventory (MPI) were performed to examine personality and neuroticism, in twenty-two patients withpatulous ET and in 83 patients with the other diseases as controls who consulted our outpatients clinics since September 2006. In patients with patulous ET, N score was significantly higher than in control group (23. 05 vs.14.725; p<0.005). Patients with patulous ET were also found to have tendency lacking in agreeableness andmild lower thinking extraversion and high neurotic tendency as their personality. Theses personal charactersmay be related to the strong and persistent complaints of symptoms in the patients, and it seemed important toconsider such a psychic aspect when managing patients with patulous ET.
- Ear Research Japan
Ear Research Japan 17(2), 113-117, 2007-05-25
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