Pilot study of personality traits assessed by the Karolinska Scales of Personality (KSP) in asthma, atopy, and rhinitis
2011 (English)In: Perceptual and Motor Skills, ISSN 0031-5125, Vol. 113, no 3, 909-920 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Asthma and atopy are common diseases. To study associations between personality and asthma, atopy, rhinitis, and personality traits were measured on the Karolinska Scales of Personality for 193 persons working in 19 buildings with suspected indoor air problems. In addition, information on history of atopy, asthma, and rhinitis was collected by postal questionnaire. In analyses, asthma was associated with higher impulsiveness scores, and atopy in non-asthmatics was associated with higher social desirability scores and lower irritability, guilt, and impulsiveness scores. Non-atopic rhinitis was associated with scores on several anxiety-related scales, while atopic rhinitis was not associated with scores on the Karolinska Scales of Personality. This exploration implies that asthma, atopy, and rhinitis may be associated with various but different personality trait scores. The finding of such personality trait associations in persons with non-asthmatic atopy raises the question of a potential role of an emotional conflict in atopy and the role of personality in asthma, atopy, and rhinitis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 113, no 3, 909-920 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-170139DOI: 10.2466/02.09.15.PMS.113.6.909-920ISI: 000299754700019OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-170139DiVA: diva2:508526