The relationship between psoriasis and depression: A multiple mediation model

Patryk Łakuta , Kamil Marcinkiewicz , Beata Bergler-Czop , Ligia Brzezińska-Wcisło


Abstract This study examined the relationship between psoriasis and depression, proposing a multiple mediation model to analyse the relationship. A total of 193 patients with psoriasis aged 20–67 years completed the Beck Depression Inventory, the Stigmatization Scale, the Appearance Schemas Inventory-Revised, and the Body Emotions Scale. The Body Surface Area index was used to assess severity of psoriasis. Serial multiple mediation analysis revealed that experiences of stigmatization, maladaptive beliefs about appearance and its salience to one's self-evaluation, and negative emotional attitudes towards the body, jointly, sequentially mediated the relationship between the presence of skin lesions of psoriasis and depressive symptoms. These results highlight the importance of the associations between stigmatization and cognitive and affective aspects of body image in relation to depression in patients with psoriasis. We suggest that prevention and intervention programs for psoriasis patients that target body image enhancement would be worthy of further research.
Author Patryk Łakuta (Wydział Psychologii)
Patryk Łakuta,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Kamil Marcinkiewicz
Kamil Marcinkiewicz,,
, Beata Bergler-Czop
Beata Bergler-Czop,,
, Ligia Brzezińska-Wcisło
Ligia Brzezińska-Wcisło,,
Journal seriesBody Image, ISSN 1740-1445, (A 30 pkt)
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishBody image
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology; 3202 Applied Psychology; 3207 Social Psychology
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)30
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.601; WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 2.926 (2) - 2016=3.175 (5)
Citation count*16 (2021-03-01)
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