Rasgos de personalidad y malestar psíquico asociados a los pacientes hiperfrecuentadores de consultas de Atención Primaria

C. Rodriguez Muñoz, J. Cebrià Andreu, S. Corbella Santomà, J. Segura Bernal, J. Sobreques Soriano

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Background: patients over-users are an important subject for the sanitary system because they take more than 50% of the family practice consultation time, and, furthermore, it's well known that are persons with major risk to suffer psychic disturbance. Objective: to detect the prevalence of pathologic personality traits in an over-user population; the psychological discomfort and some other associated variables. Design: observational descriptive transversal. Setting: Center of Primary Health Care of Granollers-Sud, Barcelona. Material and method: personal interview to 75 over-users from a middle town in the province of Barcelona. Three questionnaires were administrated: socio-demographic data, The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-II (MCMI-II) and the Goldberg depression and anxiety scale. Results: middle age of patients was 53 years, with a predominance of female (63,8%). Personality traits more characteristics were compulsive (56,7%), schizoid (46,7%) and dependent (45%). The 88% patients had risk of having a personality disorder and 78,4% had symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. Conclusions: a passive pattern of confrontation, a difficulty in the emotional process, being reactive to the environment and low self-confidence in their own abilities are personality traits common to over-users. Together with this, the life- events and chronic illness, raises probability to suffer personality disorders.

Título traducido de la contribuciónPersonality trait and psychic discomfort associated with frequent attendance in Primary Health Care
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)143-150
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónMEDIFAM - Revista de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria
EstadoPublicada - mar 2003

Palabras clave

  • Over-user
  • Personality
  • Primary Health Care


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