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Higher psychiatric comorbidity in women with PsA

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Prof. Mehmet Duruöz, Marmara University Hospital, Turkey
ACR 2019
Women with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) not only have higher disease activity and lower rates of remission, but they also suffer more often from anxiety and depression compared with men [1]. In the multicentre Turkish League Against Rheumatism (TLAR) network study, 1,134 patients (726 females, 408 males) diagnosed with PsA according to the CASPAR criteria were included. Disease activity was evaluated using different scores (e.g. disease activity score 28 [DAS28], disease activity index for psoriatic arthritis [DAPSA], minimal disease activity [MDA]). In addition, psychiatric comorbidity and quality of life were assessed by the health assessment questionnaire (HAQ), the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD), the fatigue visual analogue score (VAS from 0-10), and the fibromyalgia rapid screening tool. Disease activity as well as remission were compared between men and women, and the association with psychiatric symptoms, fatigue, and fibromyalgia was asse...

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