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Author (up) Grav, S.; Stordal, E.; Romild, U.K.; Hellzen, O. url  doi
  Title The relationship among neuroticism, extraversion, and depression in the HUNT Study: in relation to age and gender Type Journal Article
  Year 2012 Publication Issues in Mental Health Nursing Abbreviated Journal Issues Ment Health Nurs  
  Volume 33 Issue 11 Pages 777-785  
  Keywords Adult; Age Factors; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Anxiety Disorders/*epidemiology/*nursing/psychology; Cross-Sectional Studies; Depressive Disorder/*epidemiology/*nursing/psychology; *Extraversion (Psychology); Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Norway; Personality Inventory/statistics & numerical data; Psychometrics; Sex Factors; Statistics as Topic; Young Adult  
  Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between personality and depression in a general population in relation to gender and age. The Nord-Trondelag Health Study (2006-2008), a large cross-sectional survey, was used. The sample consists of 35,832 men (16,104) and women (19,728) aged 20-89 years, living in the Nord-Trondelag County of Norway, with valid ratings on the depression subscale of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ). This study demonstrates a relationship between depression and both neuroticism and extraversion in a general population. Older people score low more often on Extraversion (E) than younger people. Interactions were observed between neuroticism and age, gender, and extraversion with depression. The interaction term indicates a high score on Neuroticism (N) enhanced by introversion, older age, and being a male with depression. The findings suggest that health professionals may need to put extra effort into the care of patients with low extraversion and high neuroticism, in order to help those patients avoid depression.  
  Address Nord-Trondelag Univercity College, Namsos, Norway  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 0161-2840 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:23146012 Approved no  
  Call Number HUNT @ maria.stuifbergen @ Serial 1526  
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