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01-06-2010 | Artikel

Alexithymie bij depressieve ouderen: een relevante persoonlijkheidstrek?

Auteurs: B. Mooi, H. C. Comijs, M. A. Cladder, A. T. F. Beekman

Gepubliceerd in: Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie | Uitgave 3/2010

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Samenvatting

Alexithymie (affectieve-cognitieve emotieregulatie) zou belangrijk kunnen zijn om affectieve problematiek bij ouderen te begrijpen. In deze studie wordt nagegaan of alexithymie (i) de kenmerken vertoont van een stabiele persoonlijkheidstrek , (ii) onafhankelijk is van andere persoonlijkheidstrekken en (iii) geassocieerd is met de ernst en het beloop van depressie. Alexithymie werd bij ouderen met een (sub)klinische depressieve stoornis na intake (T1) en na drie maanden (T2) gemeten met de Bermond Vorst Alexithymie Vragenlijst (BVAV). De resultaten tonen aan dat alexithymie bij depressieve ouderen als een stabiele persoonlijkheidstrek opgevat kan worden die onafhankelijk is van de persoonlijkheidstrekken volgens het Vijf Factoren Model (VFM). Alexithymie blijkt geen voorspeller voor het beloop van depressie. Geconcludeerd wordt dat alexithymie mogelijk relevant is voor de diagnostiek en behandeling van depressie bij ouderen en dat vervolgonderzoek wenselijk is.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Alexithymie bij depressieve ouderen: een relevante persoonlijkheidstrek?
Auteurs
B. Mooi
H. C. Comijs
M. A. Cladder
A. T. F. Beekman
Publicatiedatum
01-06-2010
Uitgeverij
Springer-Verlag
Gepubliceerd in
Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie / Uitgave 3/2010
Print ISSN: 0167-9228
Elektronisch ISSN: 1875-6832
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03096194

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