Impact of the repressive personality style on the measurement of psychological distress in children and adolescents with chronic illness: an example from hemophilia.

@article{Drotar1996ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of the repressive personality style on the measurement of psychological distress in children and adolescents with chronic illness: an example from hemophilia.},
  author={Dennis D. Drotar and David P. Agle and Chris Eckl and Paul A. Thompson},
  journal={Journal of pediatric psychology},
  year={1996},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={283-93}
}
Described the impact of the repressive personality style on the measurement of psychological distress among children and adolescents with hemophilia. Two groups were compared on parent and self-report measures of anxiety and depression: a nondefensive group (n = 34) with low distress; and a highly defensive group (n = 26) who were identified as having a repressive personality style and who also reported low distress. Consistent with hypotheses, highly defensive children reported comparable… CONTINUE READING