Psychological status and recurrent aphthous ulceration.

Picek, Pavle and Buljan, Danijel and Andabak Rogulj, Ana and Stipetić-Ovčarićek, Jasmina and Čatić, Amir and Pleština, Stjepko and Vučićević Boras, Vanja and Vidović-Juras, Danica (2012) Psychological status and recurrent aphthous ulceration. Collegium Antropologicum, 36 (1). pp. 157-9. ISSN 0350-6134

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Abstract

Recurrent aphthous ulceration (RAU) are a disease of an unknown etiology and mediated through T-cell lymphocytes. Evidence suggests that RAU is connected with chronic bowel disease, haematinic deficiencies, AIDS, food hypersensitivity and severe stress. The aim of this study was to determine whether differences in anxiety and depression could be seen in patients with RAU during acute phase and remision period and in comparison to the healthy controls. There were 30 patients with RAU (age range 36.27 +/- 15.308) and 30 controls aged 29.83 +/- 9.082. Every participant with RAU fullfilled STAI and Beck Depression Inventory II test during acute phase and during remission period as well as controls. Statistical analysis was performed by use of descriptive statistics and t-test. There are no differences in the level of depression and stress between the two phases of the RAU (acute versus remission period) as well as in comparison to the controls. Patients with acute RAU are more anxious than patients with RAU during remission period. We might conclude that psychological disturbances do not preceed the development of RAU and that the patients with acute RAU are more anxious when compared to the condition when they do not have RAU due to the discomfort they experience.

Abstract in Croatian

PSIHOLOŠKI STATUS I REKURENTNE AFTOZNE ULCERACIJE ----- Rekurentne aftozne ulceracije (RAU) su bolesti nepoznate etiologije posredovane T-limfocitima. Dokazi upućuju na to da su povezane s kroničnim bolestima crijeva, hematološkim deficitima, AIDS-om, preosjetljivošću na određenu vrstu hrane te jakim stresom. Cilj je ovog istraživanja bio ustanoviti je li postoje razlike u anksioznosti i depresiji između bolesnika s akutnim RAU u odnosu na fazu remisije RAU i u usporedbi sa kontrolnom skupinom. U istraživanju je sudjelovalo 30 bolesnika a RAU (raspon dobi 36,27±15,308) i 30 kontrolnih ispitanika (raspon dobi 29,83±9,082). Svaki ispitanik je ispunio STAI i Beck Depression Inventory II test za vrijeme akutne faze i za vrijeme remisije kao i ispitanici kontrolne skupine. Statistička analiza je napravljena uz upotrebu deskriptivne statistike i t-testa. Nije bilo razlika u stupnju depresije i stresa u bolesnika s RAU između dvije faze bolesti (akutna faza u odnosu na remisiju) kao i u usporedbi s kontrolnim ispitanicima. Bolesnici s akutnim RAU su bili znakovito više anksiozni u odnosu na osobe s RAU u fazi remisije. Možemo zaključiti kako psihološki poremećaji ne prethode nastanku RAU, već da su uslijed akutne faze RAU i nelagode koja tu fazu bolesti prati oboljeli više anksiozni u odnosu na stanje kada nemaju RAU.

Item Type: Article
Departments: Katedra za patofiziologiju
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Creators:
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Picek, PavleUNSPECIFIED
Buljan, DanijelUNSPECIFIED
Andabak Rogulj, AnaUNSPECIFIED
Stipetić-Ovčarićek, JasminaUNSPECIFIED
Čatić, AmirUNSPECIFIED
Pleština, StjepkoUNSPECIFIED
Vučićević Boras, VanjaUNSPECIFIED
Vidović-Juras, DanicaUNSPECIFIED
Date: March 2012
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2012 11:47
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2012 11:49
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URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/1628

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