Marie-Etienne Pinelli

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This study was performed to evaluate the relation between a stable personality trait, a mood state and immune response to an examination stress. A self-reported measure of emotional stability (BFQ-ES scale) was obtained in a sample (n = 39) randomly selected from 277 cadets; this personality trait was also investigated by completing a neuroticism scale(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Allergic rhinitis and urticaria are common allergic disorders that may affect approximately 15% of people at some time in their lives. Antihistamines are the most widely used therapeutic interventions for these disorders but the newer generation agents have differing pharmacokinetic characteristics that may result in different(More)
This study aimed to assess the relationships between the scores of subjective assessment (metamemory) and those of performance testing for memory, on the one hand, and the level of depression, on the other. A hundred and eighty elderly subjects (102 women and 78 men; mean age 65.7 years) were selected for the study. They showed neither intellectual(More)
Stress refers to the experience, produced through a person-environment transaction, that results in psychological or physiological distress. Everyday stress or hassles have a larger impact on health, in this frame caring for elderly disabled and/or demented persons have been shown to be a chronic role strain. The concept of stress and strain encompasses(More)
This study aimed to assess the relationships among depression level, memory and metamemory scores on a large sample of elderly subjects (139 men and 147 women). Preliminary examination showed that none of the sampled subjects had intellectual impairment (as assessed by means of the Mini-Mental State Examination) or neuropsychiatric symptoms. Each subject(More)
The consistency of measures from informants' report and from objective testing, both incorporated into the CAMDEX interview, was tested for elderly persons with mild dementia (n = 46), with moderate dementia (n = 41), and without cognitive impairment (controls, n = 56). Informants' reports permitted grading severity of dementia and provided measures of(More)
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