Relationship of emotional distress and physical concerns with fatigue severity in sarcoidosis

Paweł Holas , Joachim Kowalski , Annna Dubaniewicz , Małgorzata Farnik , Agnieszka Jarzemska , Marta Maskey-Wierzchowska , Maksymilian Bielecki , Joanna Domagała-Kulawik


Background: Fatigue is one of the most common and disabling symptoms of sarcoidosis. The cause of fatigue remains unclear and is usually multifactorial. The majority of previous studies evaluated clinical parameters with only few of them including assessment of psychological factors as contributing to the severity of the symptoms. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship of emotional distress, physical concerns, and dyspnea in explaining fatigue in patients with sarcoidosis. Methods: Fifty-seven patients with sarcoidosis were enrolled to the study and filled out measures of fatigue (FAS), dyspnea (MRC), anxiety sensitivity (ASI-3), and anxiety and depression (HADS). Results: Linear regression revealed that distress and physical concerns subscale of ASI are significant predictors of fatigue explaining jointly 53.5% of fatigue variance. Conclusions: The results of the study emphasize the importance of including emotional distress and physical concerns into the diagnostic procedures and management of fatigue in sarcoidosis
Author Paweł Holas
Paweł Holas,,
, Joachim Kowalski
Joachim Kowalski,,
, Annna Dubaniewicz
Annna Dubaniewicz,,
, Małgorzata Farnik
Małgorzata Farnik,,
, Agnieszka Jarzemska
Agnieszka Jarzemska,,
, Marta Maskey-Wierzchowska
Marta Maskey-Wierzchowska,,
, Maksymilian Bielecki (Wydział Psychologii)
Maksymilian Bielecki,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Joanna Domagała-Kulawik
Joanna Domagała-Kulawik,,
Journal seriesSarcoidosis Vasculitis and Diffuse Lung Diseases, ISSN 1124-0490, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishanxiety, anxiety sensitivity, dyspnea, fatigue, physical concerns, sarcoidosis
ASJC Classification2740 Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine; 2700 General Medicine; 2723 Immunology and Allergy; 2724 Internal Medicine
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)20
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.709; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.267 (2) - 2017=1.855 (5)
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