An assessment of anxiety and dermatology life quality in patients with atopic dermatitis

This study investigated the relationship between the severity of atopic dermatitis, dermatological life quality and anxiety

LINNET; JEMEC

2003

Scholarcy highlights

  • Anxiety is a prevalent psychological factor associated with atopic dermatitis
  • AD patients generally suffer from a high anxiety level, and psychological treatment documents a positive effect on the anxiety level, as well as the course and management of the disease
  • This study investigated the relationship between the severity of AD, dermatological life quality and anxiety
  • Thirty-two adults suffering from AD were examined using the Severity Scoring of AD Index, the Dermatology Life Quality Index and the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Index
  • The results suggest that: both severity of eczema and anxiety are important for dermatological life quality; psychological inferences should not be made from the severity of eczema, but from the psychological measures, and vice versa; and both dermatological and psychological assessment is important in AD

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