Personality and HIV disease progression: Role of NEO-PI-R openness, extraversion, and profiles of engagement

Gail H Ironson, Conall O'Cleirigh, Alexander Weiss, Neil Schneiderman, Paul T Costa

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Abstract

To examine the role of the big five personality domains (Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness) and their respective facets and profiles on change in CD4 and log HIV-RNA copies/ml (VL) over 4 years. The examination of psychosocial predictors of disease progression in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has focused primarily on depression, coping, and stress, with little attention paid to stable individual differences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-253
Number of pages9
JournalPsychosomatic Medicine
Volume70
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • adult
  • CD4 Lymphocyte Count
  • disease progression
  • female
  • HIV infections
  • humans
  • linear models
  • logistic models
  • longitudinal studies
  • male
  • psychological models
  • patient compliance
  • personality
  • United States
  • viral load

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