Relationships between Alexithymia, Emotional Control, and Quality of Life in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  title={Relationships between Alexithymia, Emotional Control, and Quality of Life in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease},
  author={Ramiro Ver{\'i}ssimo and Rui Mota-Cardoso and Graeme J. Taylor},
  journal={Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics},
  pages={75 - 80}
Background: Although the constructs of alexithymia and emotional control have been associated with physical health, the relationship between these constructs is unclear and their influence on health-related quality of life has not been investigated previously. This study examined the relationships between alexithymia, emotional control, and quality of life in 74 patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Methods: The subjects completed the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20), the… 

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