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《Journal of Clinical Rehabilitative Tissue Engineering Research》 2007-17
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Alexithymia and personality characteristics in medical students

Ren YM Dean's Office,Xinxiang Medical College,Xinxiang 453003,Henan Province,China  
AIM:To investigate the relationship between the alexithymia and the personality characteristics in medical students,further understand the property of alexithymia,and provide more evidences for clinicians and psychological counseling services. METHODS:On 20th November 2005,a total of 322 medical students from different grades were picked out as survey subjects by cluster sampling. They were evaluated by Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-26),including 4 factors,namely Ⅰthe ability of describing emotion,Ⅱthe ability of recognizing,distinguishing affective and somatic reception,Ⅲpoverty of fantasy,Ⅳextroversion of thinking. Every item was scored from 1 to 5 grades from completely disagree to wholly agree,and 11 items were scored inversely. The higher the score,the severer the alexithymia was. In addition,Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ) was adopted to test the personality characteristics of medical students in 4 personality dimensions of introversion/extroversion,stability of emotion,lying score and psychoticism. The rough scores and scale scores were used for test. RESULTS:Totally 322 questionnaires were distributed and 310 of them were effective,including 144 males and 166 females,72 of Grade One,66 of Grade Two,84 of Grade Three and 88 of Grade Four. Twelve questionnaires were deleted due to incomplete filling.①The TAS total score of 310 medical students was (69.95±11.12) points,there was no significant difference compared with norms (65.70±7.98) points,P 0.05. ②The TAS total score of first grade medical students was (71.56±7.96),that of the second grade was (69.81±9.47),that of third grade was (67.34±6.57),that of fourth grade was (69.97±7.54). The TAS total score of medical students was higher than that of norms (65.70±7.98). And there was no significant difference among different grades (F =2.038,P 0.05).③The total TAS score and factorⅣ were higher in female students than in male students (71.65±9.47,68.02±8.44; 19.86±3.98,18.12±4.03,P 0.05),without significant differences about other three factors between male and female (P 0.05).④TAS total score and every factor (except factorⅢ) score had significant negative correlations with introversion/extroversion of EPQ (r =0.256-0.443,P =0.000). But except factorⅣ,other factors of TAS were correlated with stability of emotion (r =0.298-0.437,P =0.000). Regression analysis demonstrated that the introversion/extroversion of EPQ had higher effects on the TAS score. CONCLUSION:There is not obvious alexithymia in medical students. The more exoscopic personality characteristics indicate the less possibility of alexithymia.
【CateGory Index】: B848
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