he attitude and practice towards patients with HPV are of ongoing interest, especially as these infections have had an increasing worldwide distribution over the years. Aim of this paper was to examine the relationship between stress, perceived affective self-efficacy and HPV infection in female patients. Methods. stress Psychological Measure and Perceived Negative Affective self-efficacy scale were administered to 60 women diagnosed with HPV. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Pearson's correlation were run for statistical evaluation. Results. Data showed that distress and emotional self-efficacy were significantly and negatively associated. severity of HPV type and length of the pathology were found to be the most relevant factors interfering with Quality of life (QoL). They weaken the personality and reduce the ability to deal with the everyday problems. Conclusions. Results found that women suffering from high risk HPV types were more stressed and perceived themselves less self-efficient than women with a low risk HPV type. This negative psychological outcomes are as relevant as the medical implications of the illness and should not be underestimated.
|Titolo:||A specific application of two psychological measures on human papilloma virus (HPV) on female patients.|
|Autori interni:||LEANZA, Vito|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Rivista:||GIORNALE ITALIANO DI OSTETRICIA E GINECOLOGIA|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|