The Role of Alexithymia in Quality of Life and Health Care Use in Asthma

  title={The Role of Alexithymia in Quality of Life and Health Care Use in Asthma},
  author={I. V{\'a}zquez and E. S{\'a}ndez and Beatriz Gonz{\'a}lez-Freire and Esther Romero-Frais and M. Blanco-Aparicio and H. Verea-Hernando},
  journal={Journal of Asthma},
  pages={797 - 804}
  • I. Vázquez, E. Sández, +3 authors H. Verea-Hernando
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Asthma
  • Background. Alexithymia is a personality trait characterized by difficulties in perceiving and expressing emotions. The relationship between alexithymia and health outcomes in asthma has been shown in a scarce number of studies, in which alexithymia has been considered as an homogeneous construct and the confounding potential effect of anxiety and depression has not been controlled for. Objectives. To determine the relationship between each of the three dimensions of alexithymia as assessed… CONTINUE READING
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