Agreeableness and Self-Consciousness as Predictors of Induced Scratching and Itch in Patients with Psoriasis.

@article{Schut2015AgreeablenessAS,
  title={Agreeableness and Self-Consciousness as Predictors of Induced Scratching and Itch in Patients with Psoriasis.},
  author={Christina Schut and S. Muhl and Katharina Reinisch and Alexander Classen and Robert Jaeger and Uwe Gieler and Joerg Kupfer},
  journal={International journal of behavioral medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={726-34}
}
BACKGROUND Psoriasis (PS) is a frequent skin disease accompanied by itch, a symptom that has been shown to be related to depression and self-consciousness. PS patients describe themselves as more agreeable than healthy controls (HC), a trait that might be protective against impulsive scratching. PURPOSE This study is the first to analyze the relationship between agreeableness and induced scratching and between depression, self-consciousness, and induced itch in PS patients. METHODS Twenty… CONTINUE READING