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Påverkar personlighetsdrag risken att utveckla demens?
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna uppsats är att undersöka om olika personlighetsdrag kan relateras till risk för att utveckla en demenssjukdom. Studien har baserats på data från en longitudinellt populationsbaserad studie och totalt har 445 personer, i åldern 60 år och äldre, deltagit. Under studiens uppföljningstid diagnostiserades 67 deltagare med en demenssjukdom. Cox regressionsanalys användes för att undersöka ett eventuellt samband mellan personlighet och demens och ett flertal potentiella kovariater inkluderades i analyserna. Resultaten visade ett signifikant samband mellan personlighetsdraget Harm Avoidance (HA) och demens. Sambandet mellan HA och demens kvarstod även efter att samtliga kovariater inkluderats i analyserna. Resultatet tyder på att vissa personlighetsdrag kan öka risken för att utveckla demens men resultaten ska dock ses som preliminära då det är baserat på ett relativt litet sampel.

Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to examine if different personality traits can be related to the risk of developing dementia. This study was based on data from a longitudinal population based research project, and includes a sample of 445 people aged 60 years and over. During the course of the study, 67 participants were diagnosed with dementia. Cox regression analysis was used to investigate a possible relationship between personality and dementia. A number of potential covariates were included in the analysis. The results showed a significant relationship between the personality trait Harm Avoidance (HA) and dementia. The relationship between HA and dementia remained after controlling for a range of possible covariates. The result from this study suggests that some personality traits may be associated with increased risk of developing dementia. However, the results from this study should be interpreted with caution due to the relatively small sample size.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 14
Keywords [en]
TCI, dementia, personality
Keywords [sv]
TCI, demens, personlighet
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-143380OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-143380DiVA, id: diva2:1168717
Educational program
Study Programme for University Diploma in Psychology
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Available from: 2017-12-21 Created: 2017-12-21 Last updated: 2017-12-30Bibliographically approved

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