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Qom Univ Med Sci J 2017, 11(2): 46-55 Back to browse issues page
A Comparative Study of Personality Traits and Brain Behavioral activation Systems and Inhibition in Women with Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases and Normal Women
Sohrab Amiri *1, Mahsa Ghasemi Gheshlagh 2, Samira Gharewisi 2
1- PH.D Urmia University , amirysohrab@yahoo.com
2- Urmia University
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Background and Objectives: Chronic diseases are among the most important causes of mortality. The aim of the current study was to compare the Brain/behavioral systems and Dark personality traits of Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy in cancer, cardiovascular female patients and normal women.

Methods: In this study, 60 individuals were selected using available sampling in three groups of 20 cancer patients, cardiovascular patients, and normal subjects. Finally, in order to test the goals and hypotheses of the research, the participants were studied based on Behavioral Activation System and Behavioral Inhibition System, and Dark Triad traits. Data analysis was performed using multivariate ANOVA, univariate ANOVA and post-hoc tests.

Results: In this study, there was a significant difference among the three groups in Brain/behavioral systems and traits of Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy, so that the cancer and cardiovascular patients had higher score in dark triad traits compared to normal individuals. Also, the cancer patients had a higher score in Machiavellianism trait compared to the cardiovascular patients. In the brain/behavioral systems, cardiovascular and cancer patients had higher score in behavioral inhibition system (BIS) component compared to the normal individuals in the of behavioral inhibition system (BIS). Also, in the reward seeking subscale of behavioral activation system (BAS-f), cancer patients had a higher score compared to cardiovascular patients, which was significantly different.

Conclusion: The results of this study indicated that cancer and cardiovascular patients, have greater extent of social disgusting personality traits as well as behavioral inhibition system as anxiety-predisposing factor.

Keywords: Cardiovascular Diseases, Neoplasms, personality
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: روانشناسی
Received: 2016/03/24 | Accepted: 2016/04/30 | Published: 2017/04/22
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Amiri S, Ghasemi Gheshlagh M, Gharewisi S. A Comparative Study of Personality Traits and Brain Behavioral activation Systems and Inhibition in Women with Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases and Normal Women. Qom Univ Med Sci J . 2017; 11 (2) :46-55
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