Twenty-eight patients with burning mouth syndrome, evaluated by means established criteria at the Sezione di Odontostomatologia of the University of Parma, and twenty-four matched control subjects were evaluated for their personality profile using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), an inventory analysing various aspects of personality through 10 scales: hypocondriasis, depression, hysteria, psychopathic deviate, masculinity-femininity, paranoia, psychasthenia, schizofrenia, ipomania, social introversion. We have excluded from this study 7 BMS patients and 12 control subjects for the high scores reported in one or more of the three control scales. To compare the two groups we have used the t-Test and the Mann-Whitney test and we have considered the results statistically significant with P<0.01. Results show no significant difference in personality profiles between the BMS and the control subjects suggesting an etiology for BMS different from the psychogenic hypothesis.

Burning mouth syndrome and personality profiles

ZANETTI, MARIA ASSUNTA;MIAZZA, DANIELA;
2007

Abstract

Twenty-eight patients with burning mouth syndrome, evaluated by means established criteria at the Sezione di Odontostomatologia of the University of Parma, and twenty-four matched control subjects were evaluated for their personality profile using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), an inventory analysing various aspects of personality through 10 scales: hypocondriasis, depression, hysteria, psychopathic deviate, masculinity-femininity, paranoia, psychasthenia, schizofrenia, ipomania, social introversion. We have excluded from this study 7 BMS patients and 12 control subjects for the high scores reported in one or more of the three control scales. To compare the two groups we have used the t-Test and the Mann-Whitney test and we have considered the results statistically significant with P<0.01. Results show no significant difference in personality profiles between the BMS and the control subjects suggesting an etiology for BMS different from the psychogenic hypothesis.
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