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A Journal on Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery,
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Otorinolaringologia 1999 December;49(4):159-62

language: English

Application of Eysneck’s test in the personality study of patients with vocal fold polyps

Radwan B., Kurnatowski P., Kozlowski Z.

From the Department of Otolaryngology Medical University, Lódz (Head: Prof. B. Latkowski)

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Background. Different fac­tors, gen­er­al and ­local, ­play a ­role in the devel­op­ment of laryn­geal ­polyps; one of ­them can be the per­son­al­ity struc­ture. The objec­tive of ­this ­study was the appli­ca­tion of Eysneck ­test to deter­mine extro­vert and neu­ro­tic qual­ities in the ­groups of peo­ple ­with and with­out ­polyps of the ­vocal ­folds.
Methods. The ­study includ­ed 72 peo­ple divid­ed ­into ­group A - 42 ­patients ­with ­vocal ­fold ­polyps, treat­ed micro­sur­gi­cal­ly, and ­group B -30 ­healthy indi­vid­u­als con­sti­tut­ing the con­trol ­group. In the esti­ma­tion of per­son­al­ity, Eysneck’s ques­tion­naire (MPI) adapt­ed by Choynowski to the Polish con­di­tions was ­used.
Results. The anal­y­sis of the ­mean val­ues of neu­ro­tism ­showed, a sta­tis­ti­cal­ly insig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­enc­es ­in the ­group of ­sick peo­ple in com­par­i­son to the con­trol; the ­mean val­ues of extra­ver­sion in the ­group of ­patients ­with ­vocal ­fold ­polyps ­were sta­tis­ti­cal­ly high­er ­then in the con­trol ­group. It was ­also ­observed ­that the ­mean neu­ro­tism val­ues ­increased ­with age. It was ­found ­that in the “­white col­lar work­ers” ­group a slight­ly high­er num­ber of ­patients ­showed a ten­den­cy to neu­ro­tism ­than to extra­ver­sion; in the “­blue col­lar work­ers” ­group a con­sid­er­ably high­er per­cent­age of ­patients exhib­it­ed extra­vert qual­ities in rela­tion to neu­ro­tic qual­ities.
Conclusions. Extravert per­son­al­ity my be a cau­sal fac­tor in the path­o­gen­e­sis of ­vocal ­fold ­polyps.

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