J Korean Soc Biol Ther Psychiatry.  2019 Jun;25(2):109-116. 10.0000/jksbtp.2019.25.2.109.

The Effect of Psychopathology on the Quality of Life in Female Dermatological Outpatients

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 3Department of Psychiatry, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea. ischee@cnu.ac.kr
  • 4Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 5Institute of Brain Research, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The purpose
of this study was to investigate the effect of psychopathology on the quality of life in dermatological outpatients.
METHODS
A sample of 151 female dermatological outpatients was compared with a control group of 200 females. Symptom Check List-90-R(SCL-90-R) was used to screen for psychopathology and Skindex-29 for quality of life. We compared the scores of SCL-90-R and Skindex-29 between the two groups and examined the correlation between SCL-90-R and Skindex-29 in the patient group. We analysed the subscales of SCL-90-R that affect Skindex-29.
RESULTS
There was statistically significant higher in the score of SCL-90-R in patient group than control group. In high score group of Skindex-29, the score of SCL-90-R was significantly higher than in low score group of Skindex-29. The correlation between SCL-90-R and Skindex-29 was positively correlated with moderate relationship on all subscales except paranoid ideation. Somatization and psychoticism of SCL-90-R were the factors affecting on the total score of Skindex-29.
CONCLUSION
The results of this study suggest that psychological distress of the dermatological outpatients is more severe than control group, and somatization and psychoticism are suggested as predictors of the quality of life of dermatologic patients.

Keyword

Psychopathology; Quality of life
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