Sense of coherence, depression, and anger among adults with atopic dermatitis

The findings of this study suggest that psychological traits have a negative impact on skills for coping with stress, and that this relationship might be a contributory factor for maintenance of atopic disease

Hiroko Takaki; Yasutomo Ishii

2013

Scholarcy highlights

  • The prevalence of atopic disease in adults has significantly increased in industrialized countries
  • Psychological traits and lack of skills to cope with stress could be maintaining factors of AD
  • The second aim was to explore whether depression and anger have significant impacts on sense of coherence
  • A one-way analysis of variance showed that adult patients with AD have significantly higher levels of depression than adults with remission from AD and adults without AD
  • Structural equation modeling indicated a significant impact of depression on SOC across the three groups, along with a significant impact of anger suppression on depression, in adult patients with AD
  • The findings of this study suggest that psychological traits have a negative impact on skills for coping with stress, and that this relationship might be a contributory factor for maintenance of AD

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