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Personality and asthma

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'Nurses should be aware of the high prevalence of type D personality and the effects on symptom control and quality of life in asthma patients,' a Korean paper has concluded.

Of the 144 patients enrolled, 32.7% met the criteria for type D personality. Patients with type D personalities tend to experience negative emotions, inhibit their expression, and be particularly vulnerable to depression, anxiety and chronic stress. Although not direct comparisons, the proportion of people with asthm


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