Health‐related behaviors and mental health states of South Korean adolescents with atopic dermatitis

We aimed to identify the influencing factors for mental health in adolescents with AD

Yechan Kyung; Ju Suk Lee; Jun Hwa Lee; Seon Hui Jo; Sung Hoon Kim

2020

Scholarcy highlights

  • Atopic dermatitis is a common chronic skin disease with a negative influence on adolescent mental health state
  • We aimed to identify the influencing factors for mental health in adolescents with AD
  • KYRBS data were obtained from a stratified, multistage, clustered sample
  • Participants responded to the question “have you ever been diagnosed with AD by a doctor?” and several yes/no questions about stress, depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation
  • Compared with adolescents without AD, those with AD were significantly more likely to experience stress, depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation

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