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dc.contributor.authorLangvik, Eva
dc.contributor.authorBjerkeset, Ottar
dc.contributor.authorVaag, Jonas Rennemo
dc.description.abstractTo investigate the association between personality traits and use of analgesic medication, anti-depressants and sedatives, mental health services, manual and alternative healthcare services among Norwegian musicians, 1607 musicians from the Norwegian Musicians Union answered an online questionnaire. Based on logistic regression analysis, adjusting for age, sex, education and general health, we investigated a possible dose-response relationship between the personality traits neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness and conscientiousness and the use of these services and types of medication. As hypothesized, Neuroticism was positively associated with excess use of all types of the before mentioned health care services and medications. A higher score on openness to experience was positively associated with use of alternative and complementary healthcare services. Contrary to our expectations, extraversion was positively associated with the use of mental health care services and unrelated to other type of health care and medication use. Conscientiousness was negatively associated with the use of mental health care services. The results suggest that the relationship between personality and healthcare use cannot be attributed to occupation alone. The findings address the importance of differentiating behavior outcome (i.e. the use of health care services) from other outcome like symptom reporting or attitudes towards help seeking.nb_NO
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dc.titlePersonality Traits and the Use of Manual, Alternative, and mental Healthcare Services and medication in Norwegian Musiciansnb_NO
dc.title.alternativePersonality Traits and the Use of Manual, Alternative, and mental Healthcare Services and medication in Norwegian Musiciansnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.journalPersonality and Individual Differencesnb_NO
dc.description.localcode© 2018. This is the authors’ accepted and refereed manuscript to the article. Locked until 1.5.2020 due to copyright restrictions. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
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