Association between Anxiety, Depression and Asthma

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Volume 127, Issue 2, Supplement, Page AB42, February 2011

Association between Anxiety, Depression and Asthma

H. Park,M. Kim,K. Lee,K. Kim,D. Jeon,Y. Kim,M. Lee,S. Park

RATIONALE: Psychological factors, such as depression and anxiety, are increasingly being recognized for their influence on the course of asthma. We investigated the association between anxiety, depression and the level of asthma control evaluated by asthma control test (ACT).

METHODS: Demographic data, anxiety and depression scores as well as the level of asthma control were collected from 120 asthma patients. Patient-reported depressive symptoms, anxiety were evaluated using Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI).

RESULTS: A total of 81 patients with controlled asthma and 39 with uncontrolled asthma patients were included. The prevalence of depression was lower in the controlled group than the uncontrolled group (p = 0.024), and the asthma related quality of life was higher in the controlled group compared to the uncontrolled group (p < 0.001). Severe asthma, higher STAI-X-2 score and lower asthma related quality of life were associated with depression in asthma patients (p = 0.004, p < 0.001 and p = 0.002, respectively).

CONCLUSIONS: Psychological factors such as anxiety and depression are strongly associated with the level of asthma control.


source: Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, REPUBLIC OF KOREA

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