Personality characteristics of-A stress incontinent women: a pilot study
1994 (English)In: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ISSN 0167-482X, E-ISSN 1743-8942, Vol. 15, no 3, 165-170 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Personality traits were assessed by means of the Karolinska Scale of Personality (KSP) and the Eysenck Personality Inventory (EPI) in 45 genuine stress incontinent women and compared with a reference group of continent women in order to investigate the possible impact of this chronic condition on the personality. Women with stress incontinence of long duration scored significantly higher than controls on the KSP scales somatic anxiety, psychic anxiety, psychasthenia and suspicion and on the EPI lie-scale. These findings point to the importance of personality factors in chronic conditions such as urinary incontinence.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 1994. Vol. 15, no 3, 165-170 p.
Stress Urinary Incontinence, Personality Traits
Urology and Nephrology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-98412DOI: 10.3109/01674829409025642OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-98412DiVA: diva2:782704