Impact of psychiatric disorders on the quality of life of brazilian HCV-infected patients

Show simple item record Batista-Neves, Susana Quarantini, Lucas de Castro [UNIFESP] Almeida, Amanda Cristina Galvão Oliveira de [UNIFESP] Cardeal, Maurício Lacerda, Acioly Luiz Tavares de [UNIFESP] Paraná, Raymundo Reis De-Oliveira, Irismar Bressan, Rodrigo Affonseca [UNIFESP] Miranda-Scippa, Ângela Marisa de Aquino [UNIFESP] 2015-06-14T13:39:03Z 2015-06-14T13:39:03Z 2009-02-01
dc.identifier.citation Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, v. 13, n. 1, p. 40-43, 2009.
dc.identifier.issn 1413-8670
dc.description.abstract The aim of our study was to determine the impact of psychiatric comorbidities on the health-related quality of life of HCV-infected patients. Assessment of clinical, socio-demographic and quality of life data of the patients followed up at a Hepatology unit was performed by using a standard questionnaire and the SF-36 instrument. Psychiatric diagnoses were confirmed by using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview, Brazilian version 5.0.0 (MINI Plus). Evaluation using the MINI plus demonstrated that 46 (51%) patients did not have any psychiatric diagnosis, while 44 (49%) had at least one psychiatric diagnosis. Among patients with a psychiatric comorbidity, 26 (59.1%) had a current mental disorder, out of which 22 (84.6%) had not been previously diagnosed. Patients with psychiatric disorders had lower scores in all dimensions of the SF-36 when compared to those who had no psychiatric diagnosis. Scores of physical functioning and bodily pain domains were lower for those suffering from a current psychiatric disorder when compared to those who had had a psychiatric disorder in the past. Females had lower scores of bodily pain and mental health dimensions when compared to males. Scores for mental health dimension were also lower for patients with advanced fibrosis. The presence of a psychiatric comorbidity was the variable that was most associated with the different scores in the SF-36, compared to other variables such as age, gender, aminotransferase levels, and degree of fibrosis. en
dc.description.sponsorship Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
dc.format.extent 40-43
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases
dc.relation.ispartof Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
dc.rights Acesso aberto
dc.subject Mental disorders en
dc.subject quality of life en
dc.subject HCV en
dc.title Impact of psychiatric disorders on the quality of life of brazilian HCV-infected patients en
dc.type Artigo
dc.contributor.institution Federal University of Bahia Hospital Universitário
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.description.affiliation Federal University of Bahia Hospital Universitário
dc.description.affiliation Federal University of São Paulo Laboratório Interdisciplinar de Neurociências Clínicas
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp UNIFESP, Laboratório Interdisciplinar de Neurociências Clínicas
dc.identifier.file S1413-86702009000100009.pdf
dc.identifier.scielo S1413-86702009000100009
dc.identifier.doi 10.1590/S1413-86702009000100009
dc.description.source SciELO
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000267703200009


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