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Depression in patients with bronchial asthma

Krzysztof Gomułka, Wioletta Szczepaniak
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2012;80(4):317-322.

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Vol 80, No 4 (2012)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Published online: 2012-06-19
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract


Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of various degrees of depressive disorders in patients diagnosed with bronchial asthma of different degrees of severity.
Material and methods: The study involved 120 patients — 80 with bronchial asthma from mild to severe and various prevalence of the disease hospitalized in The Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Allergology, Medical University in Wroclaw, and 40 patients without chronic lung’s disease as the control group. The methods included a structural interview, body examination and spirometry. The psychological status was assessed by Beck Depression Inventory (BDI).
Results: The level of negative mood state and depression was positively correlated with severity of bronchial asthma. Also relationship between the level of depression and male-gender was rather strong.
Conclusions: It should be noted that the presence of negative mood state and depressive symptoms in patients suffered from bronchial asthma might be the problem in proper compliance and indicate that adequate treatment, when these psychopathological symptoms are diagnosed, should be implemented. It could suggest that depressive disorders are associated with worse asthma control and deterioration in quality of life.

Abstract


Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of various degrees of depressive disorders in patients diagnosed with bronchial asthma of different degrees of severity.
Material and methods: The study involved 120 patients — 80 with bronchial asthma from mild to severe and various prevalence of the disease hospitalized in The Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Allergology, Medical University in Wroclaw, and 40 patients without chronic lung’s disease as the control group. The methods included a structural interview, body examination and spirometry. The psychological status was assessed by Beck Depression Inventory (BDI).
Results: The level of negative mood state and depression was positively correlated with severity of bronchial asthma. Also relationship between the level of depression and male-gender was rather strong.
Conclusions: It should be noted that the presence of negative mood state and depressive symptoms in patients suffered from bronchial asthma might be the problem in proper compliance and indicate that adequate treatment, when these psychopathological symptoms are diagnosed, should be implemented. It could suggest that depressive disorders are associated with worse asthma control and deterioration in quality of life.
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Keywords

negative mood state; depressive disorders; bronchial asthma

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Title

Depression in patients with bronchial asthma

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 80, No 4 (2012)

Pages

317-322

Published online

2012-06-19

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2012;80(4):317-322.

Keywords

negative mood state
depressive disorders
bronchial asthma

Authors

Krzysztof Gomułka
Wioletta Szczepaniak

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