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Autori: Tomljenović, Dejan; Pinter, Darko; Kalogjera, Livije
Naslov: Perceived stress and severity of chronic rhinosinusitis in allergic and nonallergic patients
Izvornik: Allergy and asthma proceedings (1088-5412) 35 (2014), 5; 398-403
Vrsta rada: članak
Ključne riječi: chronic rhinosinusitis; disease severity; uncontrolled disease; psychological stress; rhinitis; allergy; SinoNasal Outcome test 22; Measure of perceived stress scale; computerized tomography score; atopy
Chronic stress exposure carries greater risk of onset of atopic respiratory disorders such as rhinitis and asthma. The interaction between depression, anxiety, and severity of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) has been suggested. We aimed to access the relationship between psychological stress, severity of CRS, and atopy. Sixty-three consecutive patients referred with CRS were asked to score the severity of rhinosinusitis symptoms on a visual analog scale and to fill in questionnaires on the disease-specific quality of life and perceived stress-22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22) and measure of perceived stress (MPS) scale, respectively. Inclusion criteria for the study were a reliable allergy evaluation and a recent computerized tomography (CT) scan of the sinuses. Patients with nasal polyps (NPs), asthma, and previous surgery were excluded. The study group consisted of 14 allergic and 18 nonallergic patients with CRS without NPs (CRSsNPs). Correlation between MPS and SNOT-22 scores in the study group was highly significant (Pearson r = 0.61 ; p = 0.001). Patients with higher stress scores had significantly stronger postnasal discharge, thick discharge, cough, disturbed sleep, fatigue, and sadness. Postnasal drip was significantly stronger in patients with allergy. The correlation between SNOT-22 and CT scores was insignificant. The correlation between MPS and SNOT-22 scores suggests an interaction between severity of CRS and chronic stress, but not with the extent of the disease on CT in CRSsNPs. Chronic psychological stress might be one of the factors that modifies the disease severity and may lead to uncontrolled disease in CRS patients.
Projekt / tema: 065-0650235-0145
Izvorni jezik: ENG
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Kategorija: Znanstveni
Znanstvena područja:
Temeljne medicinske znanosti,Kliničke medicinske znanosti,Psihologija
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DOI: 10.2500/aap.2014.35.3774
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Google Scholar: Perceived stress and severity of chronic rhinosinusitis in allergic and nonallergic patients
Upisao u CROSBI: Livije Kalogjera (, 27. Stu. 2014. u 14:27 sati