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Article: Life events, daily stresses and coping in patients with Graves' disease

TitleLife events, daily stresses and coping in patients with Graves' disease
Authors
Issue Date1995
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0300-0664
Citation
Clinical Endocrinology, 1995, v. 42 n. 3, p. 303-308 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: The contribution of stress to the aetiology of Graves' disease (GD) remains controversial. We have therefore examined life events, daily stress and coping in patients with this disease. We wished to determine whether the clinical presentation of Graves' hyperthyroidism is associated with preceding stressful events. Design: A prospective controlled study. Ninety-five patients with newly diagnosed GD were compared to matched controls. Method: A self-reporting questionnaire recalling life events, daily stress and coping in the twelve months preceding the diagnosis. Result: More Graves' disease patients than controls reported negative events (P < 0.0005), whereas the number of subjects reporting positive events and neutral events were similar in both groups. Graves' disease patients also experienced more negative events (P < 0.0001) and perceived them with higher ratings (P < 0.0001). Each group had similar coping ability in terms of the number of coping methods and magnitude of utilization of these methods. Similarly, Graves' disease patients reported more daily hassle (P < 0.001) and had higher hassle scores (P < 0.001). Conclusion: Patients with Graves' disease experienced greater psychological stress and adverse events prior to the onset of the disease. As stress may alter the immune system, it could play an important role in precipitating the disease in subjects predisposed to autoimmune thyroid disorders.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/162082
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dc.contributor.authorKung, AWCen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-05T05:17:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-05T05:17:08Z-
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.identifier.citationClinical Endocrinology, 1995, v. 42 n. 3, p. 303-308en_US
dc.identifier.issn0300-0664en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/162082-
dc.description.abstractObjective: The contribution of stress to the aetiology of Graves' disease (GD) remains controversial. We have therefore examined life events, daily stress and coping in patients with this disease. We wished to determine whether the clinical presentation of Graves' hyperthyroidism is associated with preceding stressful events. Design: A prospective controlled study. Ninety-five patients with newly diagnosed GD were compared to matched controls. Method: A self-reporting questionnaire recalling life events, daily stress and coping in the twelve months preceding the diagnosis. Result: More Graves' disease patients than controls reported negative events (P < 0.0005), whereas the number of subjects reporting positive events and neutral events were similar in both groups. Graves' disease patients also experienced more negative events (P < 0.0001) and perceived them with higher ratings (P < 0.0001). Each group had similar coping ability in terms of the number of coping methods and magnitude of utilization of these methods. Similarly, Graves' disease patients reported more daily hassle (P < 0.001) and had higher hassle scores (P < 0.001). Conclusion: Patients with Graves' disease experienced greater psychological stress and adverse events prior to the onset of the disease. As stress may alter the immune system, it could play an important role in precipitating the disease in subjects predisposed to autoimmune thyroid disorders.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0300-0664en_US
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Endocrinologyen_US
dc.rightsClinical Endocrinology. Copyright © Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.-
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychologicalen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshGraves Disease - Etiology - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshLife Change Eventsen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychological - Complicationsen_US
dc.titleLife events, daily stresses and coping in patients with Graves' diseaseen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailKung, AWC:awckung@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityKung, AWC=rp00368en_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2265.1995.tb01879.x-
dc.identifier.pmid7758236-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0028957429en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros4750-
dc.identifier.volume42en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.spage303en_US
dc.identifier.epage308en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1995QN82200011-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridKung, AWC=7102322339en_US

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