MULTIDIMENSIONAL CLINICAL EVALUATION OF SUBJECTS WITH PRE-MENOPAUSAL SYNDROME (PMS) Pruneti, Carlo, Mortilla, Simona, Frassi, Filippo Nicola; Italy Aims The principal aim of the present study consists on the analysis and description of the psychological influences on a large number of symptoms that usually characterized women’s menopausal period. The effort of the research is to describe some steadies traits of personality or life styles able to explain the complexity of the clinical picture. Methods 30 women were consecutively chosen from the Menopausal Centre of a Department of Gynecology and were administered the following psychological tests: Symptom Questionnaire (SQ; Fava e Kellner, 1981), Sixteen Personality Factors Questionnaire-5 (16PF-5; Cattell, 1956) and Pisa Stress Questionnaire (PSQ; Pruneti, 1996). Subjects were divided into 3 groups: polymenorrea, oligomenorrea, amenorrea. Kruskal Wallis statistical test was utilised for the comparison between groups. Moreover the Mann–Whitney statistical test was employed to analyse differences on stress-related beha viours and personality characteristics between subjects who referred flushing, sweating or other vasomotor signs and subjects who did not refer them. Correlation test of Spearman and linear regression were calculated to find relations between different psychological indexes and were utilised for valuating the influence of these on the others. Results No significant difference was found in subjects with amenorrea, oligomenorrea and polymenorrea and from the comparison between subjects with or without flushes – sweats on ways of life, on typical behaviours, on personality’s dimensions and on psycological and emotional status. Instead, many statistical relevant correlations and relations that described the typical answer configurations and the kind of relationship between the considered variables were found. Conclusions Obtained results show that some steadies personality traits seems to be able to predict the manifestation of some of the symptoms and of some stress related behaviours strictly correlated with the PMS. It is important to underline the relevance of a multidisciplinary approach on women during the menopausal period

Clinical-psychological and psychophysiological assessment in women with pre menopausal syndrome (PMS) / Isoppo, C.; Fiori, E.; Valeriano, R.; Pucci, E.; Pruneti, Carlo. - (2004), pp. 142-142. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 18th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society. Good Health – Person and Context nel 21-24 June 2004. Helsinki, Finland [10.1080/08870440412331291490].

Clinical-psychological and psychophysiological assessment in women with pre menopausal syndrome (PMS)

PRUNETI, Carlo
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2004-01-01

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MULTIDIMENSIONAL CLINICAL EVALUATION OF SUBJECTS WITH PRE-MENOPAUSAL SYNDROME (PMS) Pruneti, Carlo, Mortilla, Simona, Frassi, Filippo Nicola; Italy Aims The principal aim of the present study consists on the analysis and description of the psychological influences on a large number of symptoms that usually characterized women’s menopausal period. The effort of the research is to describe some steadies traits of personality or life styles able to explain the complexity of the clinical picture. Methods 30 women were consecutively chosen from the Menopausal Centre of a Department of Gynecology and were administered the following psychological tests: Symptom Questionnaire (SQ; Fava e Kellner, 1981), Sixteen Personality Factors Questionnaire-5 (16PF-5; Cattell, 1956) and Pisa Stress Questionnaire (PSQ; Pruneti, 1996). Subjects were divided into 3 groups: polymenorrea, oligomenorrea, amenorrea. Kruskal Wallis statistical test was utilised for the comparison between groups. Moreover the Mann–Whitney statistical test was employed to analyse differences on stress-related beha viours and personality characteristics between subjects who referred flushing, sweating or other vasomotor signs and subjects who did not refer them. Correlation test of Spearman and linear regression were calculated to find relations between different psychological indexes and were utilised for valuating the influence of these on the others. Results No significant difference was found in subjects with amenorrea, oligomenorrea and polymenorrea and from the comparison between subjects with or without flushes – sweats on ways of life, on typical behaviours, on personality’s dimensions and on psycological and emotional status. Instead, many statistical relevant correlations and relations that described the typical answer configurations and the kind of relationship between the considered variables were found. Conclusions Obtained results show that some steadies personality traits seems to be able to predict the manifestation of some of the symptoms and of some stress related behaviours strictly correlated with the PMS. It is important to underline the relevance of a multidisciplinary approach on women during the menopausal period
Clinical-psychological and psychophysiological assessment in women with pre menopausal syndrome (PMS) / Isoppo, C.; Fiori, E.; Valeriano, R.; Pucci, E.; Pruneti, Carlo. - (2004), pp. 142-142. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 18th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society. Good Health – Person and Context nel 21-24 June 2004. Helsinki, Finland [10.1080/08870440412331291490].
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