Alexithymia and health-related quality of life in a general population.

  title={Alexithymia and health-related quality of life in a general population.},
  author={Aino Mattila and Samuli Ilmari Saarni and Jouko K. Salminen and Heini Sisko Annamari Huhtala and Harri Sintonen and Matti I Joukamaa},
  volume={50 1},
BACKGROUND Alexithymia is thought to reflect a deficit in the cognitive processing of emotion, and, therefore, it may predispose individuals to both psychological and somatic symptoms. OBJECTIVE The authors investigated the relationship between alexithymia and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a nationally representative population sample of 5,418 subjects, age 30 to 97 years. METHOD Alexithymia was measured with the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) and HRQoL measured with… CONTINUE READING

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