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World J Gastroenterol. Feb 21, 2012; 18(7): 616-626
Published online Feb 21, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i7.616
Table 4 Personality traits and irritable bowel syndrome
Neuroticism and alexithymia are common in irritable bowel syndrome patients
Neuroticism is a predictor of illness perception and influences coping strategies
Examples of measurement tools: Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20), Neuroticism Extraversion Openness Personality Inventory[46]