Alexithymia Characteristics and Subjective Evaluation of Interpersonal Relations in Cancer Patients

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Abstract

Results of empirical research of an index of satisfaction with life, an alexithymia and value judgment of the interpersonal relations are described and analyzed. Results at two groups are compared: oncological patients and somatic healthy sample. Interrelations between vital satisfaction, manifestations of an alexithymia and value judgment of the interpersonal relations are considered. An empirical research was carried out involving a sample group of 41 persons aged from 25 till 80 years old. There were 24 respondents in group of oncological patients and 17 people in group somatic healthy respondents. Significantly lower index of vital satisfaction is found in group of oncological patients, significantly higher level of an alexithymia and significantly higher level of intensity of the interpersonal relations.

General Information

Keywords: satisfaction with life, alexithymia, value judgment of the interpersonal relations, emotional intelligence, oncology patients

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpse.2016050302

For citation: Avdulova T.P., Ter-Ovanesov M., Yagudina O.P. Alexithymia Characteristics and Subjective Evaluation of Interpersonal Relations in Cancer Patients [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2016. Vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 24–39. DOI: 10.17759/cpse.2016050302. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

T. P. Avdulova, PhD in Psychology, PHD, professor, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8650-2751, e-mail: avdulova@bk.ru

Mikhail Ter-Ovanesov, Doctor of Medicine, professor, Deputy Chief Physician for Medical Part (on the organization of the surgical and oncological help), State clinical hospital № 40, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: termd@rambler.ru

Olga P. Yagudina, Psychologist, Private Institution Organization of Additional Professional Education Institute of Modern Psychological Technologies, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: yagudina.olga@mail.ru

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