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Rheumatic disease and psychological

JaBaris D Swain, Colleen Sinnott, Suellen Breakey, Rian Hasson Charles, Gita Mody, Napthal Nyirimanzi, Ceeya Patton-Bolman, Patricia Come, Gapira Ganza, Emmanuel Rusingiza, Nathan Ruhamya, Joseph Mucumbitsi, Jorge Borges, Martin Zammert, Jochen D Muehlschlegel, Robert Oakes, Bruce Leavitt, R Morton Bolman
OBJECTIVE: Despite its near complete eradication in resource-rich countries, rheumatic heart disease remains the most common acquired cardiovascular disease in sub-Saharan Africa. With a ratio of physicians/population of 1 per 10,500, including only 4 cardiologists for a population of 11.4 million, Rwanda represents a resource-limited setting lacking the local capacity to detect and treat early cases of strep throat and perform lifesaving operations for advanced rheumatic heart disease...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Sang Wan Chung, Jaehyung Hur, You-Jung Ha, Eun Ha Kang, Joon Young Hyon, Hyo-Jung Lee, Yeong Wook Song, Yun Jong Lee
Background/Aims: This study aimed to investigate the inf luence of poor sleep quality on clinical features of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). Methods: Sleep quality was cross-sectionally assessed using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), and demographic, clinical, and laboratory data were collected from 115 Korean patients with pSS. The patients completed questionnaires on the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) SS Patient Reported Index (ESSPRI), quality of life (EuroQOL five dimensions questionnaire [EQ-5D]), fatigue (fatigue severity score [FSS]), and depression (Beck Depression Inventory [BDI] II])...
February 20, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
Felice Rivellese, Antonio Lobasso, Letizia Barbieri, Bianca Liccardo, Amato De Paulis, Francesca Wanda Rossi
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by synovial inflammation and hyperplasia, autoantibody production, cartilage and bone destruction and several systemic features. Cardiovascular, pulmonary, psychological, and muscle involvement are the main comorbidities of RA and are responsible for the severity of the disease and long-term prognosis. Pharmacological treatment of rheumatic diseases has evolved remarkably over the past years. In addition, the widespread adoption of treat to target and tight control strategies has led to a substantial improvement of outcomes, so that drug-free remission is nowadays a realistic goal in the treatment of RA...
February 9, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Qian Zhao, Haoyang Chen, Hongyan Yan, Yan He, Li Zhu, WenTing Fu, Biyu Shen
This study aimed (i) to complement existing research by focusing on body image disturbance issues in Chinese Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) patients; (ii) to investigate how Chinese patients make sense of disease diagnosis and perceived cultural influences within the context of their SLE. A total of 118 SLE patients underwent standardized laboratory examinations and completed several questionnaires. Independent sample t-test, Mann-Whitney U-test, Chi-square test, and multivariate analysis using backward stepwise logistic regression model were used to analyze these data...
January 31, 2018: Psychology, Health & Medicine
K Nowicka-Sauer, A Hajduk, H Kujawska-Danecka, D Banaszkiewicz, Ż Smoleńska, Z Czuszyńska, J Siebert
Objectives Illness perception is a cognitive representation influencing physical and psychological functioning and adherence in patients with rheumatic disease. Studies exploring illness perception in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are still scarce and none of them have investigated factors determining illness perception. We aimed to assess illness perception and to identify psychological, clinical and sociodemographic factors that might influence illness perception in SLE. Methods The study involved 80 patients with SLE (87...
March 2018: Lupus
Peter S Azzopardi, Susan M Sawyer, John B Carlin, Louisa Degenhardt, Ngiare Brown, Alex D Brown, George C Patton
BACKGROUND: Indigenous populations have high rates of disease and premature mortality. Most Indigenous communities are young, and adolescence (age 10-24 years) provides great opportunities for population health gain. However, the absence of a comprehensive account of Indigenous adolescents' health has been a barrier to effective policy. We aimed to report a national health profile for Indigenous adolescents in Australia. METHODS: We undertook a systematic synthesis of population data to report the health and wellbeing of Indigenous adolescents in Australia...
November 10, 2017: Lancet
Mehmet Tuncay Duruoz, Cagri Unal, Duygu Karali Bingul, Firat Ulutatar
Fatigue is a common problem in patients with rheumatic disease. It may cause disability and poor quality of life. The aim of this study is to investigate fatigue in FMF patients as a disabling symptom and its associations with clinical and demographic variables. FMF patients were recruited into the study according to FMF Tel Hashomer criteria. Control group is composed of healthy individuals. Demographic and clinical features of the patients including PRAS scores were noted. Visual analogue score of pain (VAS-pain) and VAS-fatigue were used as clinical parameters...
November 14, 2017: Rheumatology International
Laure Gossec, Pierre Chauvin, Alain Saraux, Christophe Hudry, Gabrielle Cukierman, Thibault de Chalus, Caroline Dreuillet, Vincent Saulot, Sabine Tong, Françoise Russo-Marie, Jean-Michel Joubert, Francis Berenbaum
OBJECTIVES: To develop and validate an outcome measure for assessing fears in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). METHODS: Fears were identified in a qualitative study, and reformulated as assertions with which participants could rate their agreement (on a 0-10 numeric rating scale). A cross-sectional validation study was performed including patients diagnosed with RA or axSpA. Redundant items (correlation >0.65) were excluded...
November 4, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Sophia Saetes, Lisa Hynes, Brian E McGuire, Line Caes
BACKGROUND: This systematic review is the first step in a study investigating the resilience methods and processes in families of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. In particular, this review will focus on chronic or persistent pain, as a common symptom of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, which is the most common rheumatic disease in childhood. The experience of persistent pain can add to the functional disability associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Resilience has relevance to all areas of paediatric psychology, and targeted attention to child, sibling, and parent strengths within the context of paediatric chronic pain and juvenile idiopathic arthritis in particular will augment the field on numerous levels...
November 2, 2017: Systematic Reviews
Annie Chou, John A Gonzales, Troy E Daniels, Lindsey A Criswell, Stephen C Shiboski, Caroline H Shiboski
OBJECTIVE: To examine health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and depression among participants in an international Sjögren's syndrome (SS) registry, comparing those with and without SS. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of participants in the Sjögren's International Collaborative Clinical Alliance (SICCA) registry. The 2016 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism SS classification criteria were used to determine disease status. HRQoL was assessed using the Short Form 12, version 2 Health Survey to derive scores for physical component summary (PCS) and mental component summary (MCS)...
2017: RMD Open
Sheera F Lerman, Jennifer A Haythornthwaite
Pain is a common and debilitating symptom of many rheumatic diseases. Decades of research have shown that psychological factors are critical in shaping the experience of acute and chronic pain. The current review focuses on pain catastrophising, a cognitive and emotional response to pain, and its implication for the assessment and treatment of individuals with rheumatic diseases. Catastrophising is one of the most salient psychosocial predictors of a host of pain-related outcomes including heightened disability and depression, increased use of opioids, reduced response to treatment and increased chance of long-term postoperative pain...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Winfried Häuser, Serge Perrot, Daniel J Clauw, Mary-Ann Fitzcharles
The heterogeneity of the clinical presentation and the pathophysiologic mechanisms associated with fibromyalgia (FM), and the modest results on average for any therapy, call for a more individualized management strategy. Individualized treatment can be on the basis of subgrouping of patients according to associated conditions (mental health problems, chronic overlapping pain conditions, other somatic diseases) or on disease severity. Categorizing FM as mild, moderate, or severe can be on the basis of clinical assessment (eg, degree of daily functioning) or on questionnaires...
February 2018: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
Selin Aktürk Esen, İrfan Esen, Yusuf Karabulut, Volkan Atmiş
INTRODUCTION: Various psychiatric disorders, especially depression and anxiety, are seen in 2/3 of the chronic rheumatic diseases with chronic pain. In this study, we aimed to define the effect of the disease variables and the treatment on depression and anxiety in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients. METHOD: 46 patients with RA, 43 patients with AS and 29 healthy volunteers were evaluated with Beck Depression Inventory (BAI) and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)...
July 28, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
Monika Østensen
Family size is reduced among patients with rheumatic diseases. The causes for the low number of children are multifactorial and include impaired sexual function, decreased gonadal function, pregnancy loss, therapy and personal choices. Sexuality contributes to quality of life in patients with rheumatic disease, but is often ignored by health professionals. Both disease-related factors and psychological responses to chronic disease can impair sexual functioning. Toxic effects of anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive drugs can induce transient or permanent gonadal failure in women and men...
August 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
Daniela Leite de Oliveira, Camila Hirotsu, Sergio Tufik, Monica Levy Andersen
The role of vitamin D in osteomineral metabolism is well known. Several studies have suggested its action on different biological mechanisms, such as nociceptive sensitivity and sleep-wake cycle modulation. Sleep is an important biological process regulated by different regions of the central nervous system, mainly the hypothalamus, in combination with several neurotransmitters. Pain, which can be classified as nociceptive, neuropathic and psychological, is regulated by both the central and peripheral nervous systems...
July 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
Görkem Karakaş Uğurlu, Mustafa Uğurlu, Şükran Erten, Serdar Süleyman Can, Semra Ulusoy Kaymak, Ali Çayköylü
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between familial Mediterranean fever and female sexual dysfunction and premenstrual syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 36 patients with familial Mediterranean fever and 33 healthy volunteers. Familial Mediterranean fever was diagnosed according to the Tel Hashomer criteria and familial Mediterranean fever mutations were identified in all of the patients. The patients and healthy volunteers were compared in terms of anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction, and premenstrual syndrome, and a model was created that describes the relationships among these variables...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Rubén Queiro, Juan D Cañete, Carlos Montilla, Miguel Abad, María Montoro, Susana Gómez, Ana Cábez
BACKGROUND: Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) experience functional impairment and reduced quality of life, and thus patient global assessment in PsA is explained mainly by the physical, but also by the psychological, aspect of the disease. To assess the prevalence of minimal disease activity (MDA) in Spanish patients with PsA, we examined their characteristics and the association between MDA and the impact of the disease as assessed by the PsA Impact of Disease (PsAID) questionnaire...
March 29, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Eun -Jung Shim, Yeong Wook Song, Seung-Hee Park, Kwang-Min Lee, Dong Jin Go, Bong-Jin Hahm
PURPOSE: Little research has examined the role of pain catastrophizing (PC) in predicting suicide among patients with rheumatic disease or the mechanisms through which it works. This study examines whether depression, perceived social support (PSS), and perceived burdensomeness (PB) mediate the relationship between PC and suicide risk. It also examines the relative importance of sociodemographic, clinical, and psychological factors in predicting suicide risk. METHODS: Three hundred sixty patients from a rheumatology clinic in Korea completed measures of pain catastrophizing, social support, depression, and perceived burdensomeness...
August 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Eun-Jung Shim, Bong-Jin Hahm, Dong Jin Go, Kwang-Min Lee, Hae Lim Noh, Seung-Hee Park, Yeong Wook Song
PURPOSE: To examine factors in the fear-avoidance model, such as pain, pain catastrophizing, fear-avoidance beliefs, physical disability, and depression and their relationships with physical and psychological quality of life in patients with rheumatic diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data were obtained from 360 patients with rheumatic diseases who completed self-report measures assessing study variables. Structural equation modeling was used to examine the hypothesized relationships among factors specified in the fear-avoidance model predicting physical and psychological quality of life...
March 14, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
Mariana Galante Santiago, Andréa Marques, Marianne Kool, Rinie Geenen, José António P da Silva
OBJECTIVE: The term "invalidation" refers to the patients' perception that their medical condition is not recognized by the social environment. Invalidation can be a major issue in patients' lives, adding a significant burden to symptoms and limitations while increasing the risk of physical and psychological disability. In this study in patients with rheumatic diseases, we investigated the relationship between invalidation and sociodemographic, clinical, psychological, and personality characteristics...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
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