Assessment of personality characteristics in parents of children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder compared to control group

Soltanifar, Atefeh and Moharreri, Fatemeh and Asghariour, Negar and Fooladi, Sara and Lashkarnevis, Raheleh (2016) Assessment of personality characteristics in parents of children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder compared to control group. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 18 (2). pp. 116-120.

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Abstract

Introduction: According to the researchers' vewpoint, parents' personality traits and their behavior can affect the development of the psychiatric disorders such as anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders among children and adolescents. The present study assessed the personality types and characteristics in parents of children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) compared to control group. Materials and Methods: The statistical community of this cross-sectional descriptive study included all parents of children and adolescents with OCD who referred to the children and adolescents psychiatric clinic of Ibn-e-Sina hospital of Mashhad during March-September 2013. Parents of 30 children and adolescents (6-18 years) with OCD based on DSM-IV- TR criteria and confirmation of diagnoasis by two child psychiatrists were selected (n=60) via available sampling method. Parents of 30 matched healthy children from schools in Mashhad were selected as the control group. All participants fulfilled the Myers-Briggs personality type questionnaire. Data analyzed using descriptive statistics, chi square test and SPSS software version 15. Results: Findinigs showed that two groups of parents were not different in terms of extraversion-introversion, sensing- intuition and thinking-feeling personality dimensions (P>0.05). There was only a significant difference between two groups in judgment-perception dimension (P=0.026). Conclusion: It seems that there are not significant relations between almost of parents' personality traits and prevalence or incidence of obsessive-compulsive disorders in children and adolescents.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 14:11
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 14:41
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2167

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