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Master of Arts




In my capacity as Occupational Therapist and Rehabilitation Director at Pine Camp Hospital. I have become aware of the urgent need by the patients for constant understanding and encouragement. I became interested in learning more of the personalities of the tuberculous and how they might be helped through any knowledge gained from the administration of personality inventories.
In this study, I have given a brief resume of some of the literature written on the subject of emotions and tuberculosis and how the progress of the disease may be affected because of emotional disturbances. There follows some discussion of the data obtained through the use of the Bernreuter Personality Inventory, the Minnesota Personality Scale and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. Finally an analysis and comparisons with other studies are made and the conclusions reached are presented.

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