Wzór zachowania A osób z chorobą Gravesa-Basedowa jako predyktor akceptacji choroby
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Type A behavior pattern as a life style (characterized with commitment, realization of the largest number of aims in the shortest time, expressing inclination to compete, strong endeavor to obtain regards and promotion, aggressiveness, impatience, speed, a feel of time pressure, and excessive responsibility) is known to be a risk parameter of somatic illnesses. Main the aim of researches was to qualify a relation between Type A behavior pattern and acceptance of illness in a group of individuals with Graves-Basedow disease. The sample included 70 patients with Graves-Basedow disease and 70 healthy persons. In each group there were 14 men and 56 women. Patients filled in three methods: Framingham Type A Behavior Pattern Measure, Acceptance of illness Scale and a personal survey Results do not show any differences between healthy and diseased people in an intensity level of a typical behaviors for Types A behavior pattern. A clinical state of diseased people does not differentiate the level of a typical behaviors for Types A. Type A is connected to functioning in the state of illness which represent the acceptance of illness - the higher a person scores in Type A scale, the more difficulties he or she has in accepting the illness. This relationship applies mainly to the tendency to compete. It appears, that type A behavior pattern does not play the part of a risk predictor in the investigated group, but it is a predictor of functioning in illness representing the acceptance of illness.