The relationship between psoriasis and depression: A multiple mediation model
Patryk Łakuta , Kamil Marcinkiewicz , Beata Bergler-Czop , Ligia Brzezińska-Wcisło
AbstractAbstract 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.
|Journal series||Body Image, ISSN 1740-1445, (A 30 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Body image|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 1.601; : 2016 = 2.926 (2) - 2016=3.175 (5)|
|Citation count*||15 (2020-10-19)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.