:: Volume 16, Issue 2 (Iranian South Medical Journal 2013) ::
Iran South Med J 2013, 16(2): 118-127 Back to browse issues page
Study of General health, resiliency, and defense mechanisms in patients with migraine headache
Alireza Aghayusefi1, Mahtab Bazyari Meymand 2
1- Department of Psycology, School of Human Sciences, Payame Noor University of Tehran, Tehran, IRAN
2- Department of Psycology, School of Human Sciences, Payame Noor University of Tehran, Tehran, IRAN , bazyari@phd.pnu.ac.ir
Abstract:   (8171 Views)

Background: Migraine is a neurological disease that the etiology, several factors affect its onset or its exacerbation. One of the factors affecting disease is psychological factors such as defense mechanisms, resiliency, and general health. This study assessed the relationship between general health, resiliency, and general defense mechanisms, and also predicts the general health of people with migraine headaches that have a high resiliency and use mature defense mechanisms. Material and Methods: 50 women with migraine headache in the city of Bushehr using defense mechanisms, resiliency, and general health questionnaires were studied. For statistical analysis, Pearson correlation and multiple regression tests were used by SPSS 17 software. Results: The results showed that most of the defense mechanisms of migraine sufferers are Immature and Neuroticism. There is significant negative correlation between the deterioration of general health and resiliency as well as the mature defense mechanism (p=0/003), and also there is a significant positive correlation between this deterioration with neuroticism (p=0/040) and immature defense mechanisms (p=0/041). On the other hand there is significant negative correlation between resiliencies with immature (p=0/009) and neuroticism defense mechanisms (p=0/04), and also with mature defense mechanism has a significant positive correlation (p=0/003). Also, as more people use the mature defense mechanism, their deterioration of general health will be reduced, but this relationship will be stronger with the presence of resiliency. So migraine people use the mature defense mechanisms with high resiliency will have more favorable general health (less deterioration of general health). Conclusion: This study showed that migraine patients use the mature defense mechanisms with high resiliency will have more favorable general health (less deterioration of general health).

Keywords: resiliency, migraine headaches, general health, defense mechanisms
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2013/04/29 | Accepted: 2013/04/29 | Published: 2013/04/29


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