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Preliminary Study on the Usefulness of Psychological Scale Measurements in Depression Symptoms

우울증상에 대한 심리척도의 유용성에 대한 기초연구 -비우울증, 화병과의 비교를 중심으로-

  • Received : 2013.11.05
  • Accepted : 2013.12.16
  • Published : 2013.12.30

Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to investigate the usefulness of psychological measurements in depression symptoms as compared with non-depressions and hwabyung. Methods: A total of 21 patients, who were diagnosed with depression and hwabyung, were evaluated by using the SCL-90-R, BDI, STAI, STAXI, ISI, HRSD, 20-Item Alexithymia Scale, BSDS and NEO-PI. Thereafter, they were statistically analyzed. Results: 1) In the results of SCL-90-R, the PST score group of hwa-byung group without depression was significantly higher when compared to the score from the depression group without hwa-byung. 2) In the results of NEO-PI, the NEO-PI-O score of hwa-byung group without depression was significantly higher when compared to the score from the depression group without hwa-byung. 3) In the results of 20-Item Alexithymia Scale, the total score and score of difficulty for identifying feelings scale from the depression group was significantly higher when compared to the score of non depression group. Conclusions: The results found are expected to serve as a useful resource for future studies when developing the instruments of oriental medical evaluations for hwa-byung.

Keywords

SCL-90-R;BDI;STAI;STAXI;ISI;HRSD;TAS-20;BSDS;NEO-PI;Depression

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