Personality and wellbeing in people living with a chronic wounds

Leith Dudfield, Penney Upton, Dominic Upton

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    People living with chronic wounds face substantial challenges to their wellbeing, including stigma, psychological stress, malodour, treatment regimens and social isolation. This is significant, since increased wellbeing is associated with faster wound healing and better mental health. Considerable research has highlighted the impact of personality on general health and there is emerging evidence that personality (particularly the trait ‘neuroticism’) can have considerable influence on the wellbeing of someone living with a chronic wound. Consequently, the authors recommend that treatment plans consider personality, since this has the potential to facilitate new interventions to improve wellbeing that are more tailored to an individual’s needs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)12-16
    Number of pages5
    JournalWounds International
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2019


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