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Quality of Life and Psychosocial Implications in Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa.
Dermatology 2016; 232(6):687-691D

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a long-term skin disorder associated with high levels of psychological distress and significant life impact.

OBJECTIVE

To evaluate the quality of life, depression, anxiety, loneliness, and self-esteem in patients with HS.

METHODS

Ninety-four patients with HS were enrolled in the study. The quality of life, depression, anxiety, loneliness, and self-esteem of the patients were assessed using the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI), the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), the UCLA Loneliness Scale (UCLA-Version 3), and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES), respectively.

RESULTS

The DLQI mean score was 11.43 ± 6.61 in patients with HS. The patients with HS presented statistically significantly higher anxiety (6.41 ± 3.31 vs. 5.00 ± 1.59, p < 0.001), depression (5.45 ± 2.79 vs. 4.16 ± 1.54, p < 0.001), and loneliness and social isolation scores (42.86 ± 8.63 vs. 35.57 ± 6.17, p < 0.001) and lower self-esteem scores (18.91 ± 1.79 vs. 19.77 ± 2.53, p = 0.008) than the healthy controls.

CONCLUSIONS

HS is a distressing, recurrent disease that impairs quality of life. We can suggest services that allow an integrated approach, which includes psychosocial support, offering the patients relief from isolation and an opportunity to share common experiences.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Andreas Sygros Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28052274

Citation

Kouris, Anargyros, et al. "Quality of Life and Psychosocial Implications in Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa." Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland), vol. 232, no. 6, 2016, pp. 687-691.
Kouris A, Platsidaki E, Christodoulou C, et al. Quality of Life and Psychosocial Implications in Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Dermatology (Basel). 2016;232(6):687-691.
Kouris, A., Platsidaki, E., Christodoulou, C., Efstathiou, V., Dessinioti, C., Tzanetakou, V., ... Kontochristopoulos, G. (2016). Quality of Life and Psychosocial Implications in Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland), 232(6), pp. 687-691. doi:10.1159/000453355.
Kouris A, et al. Quality of Life and Psychosocial Implications in Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Dermatology (Basel). 2016;232(6):687-691. PubMed PMID: 28052274.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Quality of Life and Psychosocial Implications in Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa. AU - Kouris,Anargyros, AU - Platsidaki,Eftychia, AU - Christodoulou,Christos, AU - Efstathiou,Vasiliki, AU - Dessinioti,Clio, AU - Tzanetakou,Vasiliki, AU - Korkoliakou,Panagiota, AU - Zisimou,Chrisa, AU - Antoniou,Christina, AU - Kontochristopoulos,George, Y1 - 2017/01/05/ PY - 2016/09/29/received PY - 2016/11/08/accepted PY - 2017/1/5/pubmed PY - 2017/12/28/medline PY - 2017/1/5/entrez KW - Hidradenitis suppurativa KW - Psychosocial implications KW - Quality of life SP - 687 EP - 691 JF - Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland) JO - Dermatology (Basel) VL - 232 IS - 6 N2 - BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a long-term skin disorder associated with high levels of psychological distress and significant life impact. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of life, depression, anxiety, loneliness, and self-esteem in patients with HS. METHODS: Ninety-four patients with HS were enrolled in the study. The quality of life, depression, anxiety, loneliness, and self-esteem of the patients were assessed using the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI), the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), the UCLA Loneliness Scale (UCLA-Version 3), and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES), respectively. RESULTS: The DLQI mean score was 11.43 ± 6.61 in patients with HS. The patients with HS presented statistically significantly higher anxiety (6.41 ± 3.31 vs. 5.00 ± 1.59, p < 0.001), depression (5.45 ± 2.79 vs. 4.16 ± 1.54, p < 0.001), and loneliness and social isolation scores (42.86 ± 8.63 vs. 35.57 ± 6.17, p < 0.001) and lower self-esteem scores (18.91 ± 1.79 vs. 19.77 ± 2.53, p = 0.008) than the healthy controls. CONCLUSIONS: HS is a distressing, recurrent disease that impairs quality of life. We can suggest services that allow an integrated approach, which includes psychosocial support, offering the patients relief from isolation and an opportunity to share common experiences. SN - 1421-9832 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28052274/Quality_of_Life_and_Psychosocial_Implications_in_Patients_with_Hidradenitis_Suppurativa_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000453355 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -