Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología
Print version ISSN 0120-0534
Psychological factors in the health-disease process are a controversial topic but at the same time are vital points to develop any kind of program focused on prevention or rehabilitation. Controllability is a process that concentrate a lot of investigations although subsist some theory deficiencies to understand it as a factor of risk to suffer several diseases. That is why we propose to analyze control as a multidetermined process, a product of the rupture of the reward balance and a personality expression in the relation between subject and environment. Analyzing some patients with brain stroke we can conclude that control become into a factor of risk when it is formed as a strong personality characteristic in persons with strict behavior patterns. Besides, control is closely related with confrontation strategies and health beliefs inducing anxiety,depression, rumination and bounce effect.
Keywords : Internal external locus of control; personality; health; illnes.