Rorschach and somatic illnesses: Applications and elements of validity. (English)

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    • Alternate Title:
      Rorschach et maladies somatiques : Applications et éléments de validité (French)
    • Abstract:
      The goal of this article is to review the main applications of the Rorschach to the field of physical illness. Studies are presented and discussed concerning three areas, from the most theoretical to the most empirical: (1) The most widely used content scoring procedures, namely those of and ; (2) A group of studies dealing with a psychosomatic risk factor (alexithymia); (3) A summary of results concerning investigations of how Rorschach variables correlate with and determine self-care behaviours in people with various diseases. These three research axes illustrate the different types of relations between mind and body. Their results demonstrate that research questions and methods are being renewed. [Copyright &y& Elsevier]
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      L''objet de cet article est d''offrir une revue des principales applications du Rorschach au domaine des maladies somatiques. Les e´tudes se rapportant a` trois domaines sont pre´sente´es et critique´es (en allant du plus the´orique ou plus empirique) : (1) La cotation des contenus par des e´chelles comme celle de ou de  ; (2) Un ensemble d''e´tudes s''inte´ressant a` un “ facteur de risque ” psychosomatique (l''alexithymie) ; (3) Un groupe de recherches visant a` e´valuer les corre´lations des facteurs Rorschach avec les comportements de soin chez les personnes malades. Ces trois axes de recherche illustrent diffe´rentes logiques de relation psyche´ - soma et re´ve`lent un certain renouveau dans ce domaine. [Copyright 2004 Elsevier]
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