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Title: Anxiety and depression in teenagers and young adults with asthma
Authors: Κοτρωτσίου, Ευαγγελία
Κρομμύδας, Γεώργιος
Παπαθανασίου, Ιωάννα
Κοτρωτσίου, Στυλιανή
Παραλίκας, Θεοδόσιος
Λαχανά, Ελένη Σ.
Κυπαρίσση, Γεωργία
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Anxiety in children--Diagnosis;Depression in adolescence--Diagnosis;Άγχος;Κατάθλιψη;Άσθμα;Νεολαία;Έφηβοι;Asthma;Young
Subjects: Clinical health psychology
Ψυχική υγεία
Issue Date: 15-Jul-2014
Date of availability: 15-Jul-2014
Publisher: Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα
Abstract: Background : Psychological factors influences the course of asthma and clinical observations suggest that the asthma and stress are closely related to one another Αim : The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of asthma in teenagers and young adults and to investigate any relation between asthma , anxiety and depression. Material and method: The sample of the present study consisted of 1148 students aged 15-25 years old. Questionnaires on asthma (European Community Respiratory Health Survey Questionnaire), depression and anxiety (Bedford & Foulds questionnaire) were used. The level of importance was 0,05. SPSS for Windows, 8.0 version was used for statistical processing. Results : 31,1% of the participants were males and 68,9% females. The medium age was 18,9 years. The frequency of asthma amounted to the 9,3%, while the asthmatic crises the last year (current asthma) amounted to the 3,4%. Anxiety and depression were statistically more prevalent among persons with asthma, in comparison to students without asthma and to healthy individuals, p<0,005. 75 % and 50 % of the students with asthma scored above 6 in the anxiety and depression scale respectively, whereas percentages in non-asthmatic children were 12% and 9% respectively. Conclusion: Anxiety and depression are prevalent among youngsters with asthma. A further relation between asthma and central nervous system is suggested.
Language: English
Citation: Kotrotsiou, E., Krommydas, G., Papathanasiou, I., Kotrotsiou, S., Paralikas, T., Lahana, E., Kiparissi, G.. (2011). Anxiety and depression in teenagers and young adults with asthma. Health Science Journal". 5 (3), 229-36.
Journal: Health Science Journal
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 5, τεύχος 3 (Ιουλ. - Σεπ. 2011)

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