Health-related quality of life varies with personality types: a comparison among cancer patients, non-cancer patients and healthy individuals in a Japanese population

@article{Yamaoka1998HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life varies with personality types: a comparison among cancer patients, non-cancer patients and healthy individuals in a Japanese population},
  author={Kazue Yamaoka and Tamotsu Shigehisa and Kyoji Ogoshi and Kunio Haruyama and Minoru Watanabe and Fujio Hayashi and Chizuko Hayashi},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
  year={1998},
  volume={7},
  pages={535-544}
}
In an attempt to examine differential effects of personality on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) without regard to disease type, we used the HRQoL-20, a general questionnaire (Japanese original scale) we developed (comprising 20 questions related to physiological, psychological or social HRQoL) and the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ), which measures personality traits of extraversion (E), neuroticism (N) and psychoticism (P). The subjects (399 males and 429 females), stomach… CONTINUE READING
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