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Article: Coping strategies, illness perception, anxiety and depression of patients with idiopathic constipation: A population-based study

TitleCoping strategies, illness perception, anxiety and depression of patients with idiopathic constipation: A population-based study
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/APT
Citation
Alimentary Pharmacology And Therapeutics, 2003, v. 18 n. 3, p. 319-326 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Functional constipation has important psychological elements. Aim: To investigate the prevalence of functional constipation in an Asian population, and the interplay among functional constipation, anxiety/depression, perception and coping strategies. Methods: An interview of 3282 patients was made by telephone survey. Constipation was diagnosed by Rome II criteria. Coping ability and anxiety/depression were assessed by validated questionnaires. Results: Fourteen percent of the interviewees had constipation. Anxiety and depression scores were higher in constipated than in healthy subjects (P < 0.0001 and < 0.0001), and in female than male patients (P = 0.02 and < 0.0001). Patients who were aware of their symptoms perceived greater impact on their lives (P < 0.001). Frequent use of coping strategies associated with lower anxiety scores (P < 0.0001). Female were more frequently aware of the symptoms (P = 0.004), less frequently used coping strategies (P = 0.008). Regression analysis showed that female and high anxiety level were the independent factors for predicting the perception of constipation, whereas anxiety was the only independent factor for predicting the use of coping strategies. Conclusion: Constipation associated with anxiety and depression is prevalent in the general Asian population. Female sex and anxiety are important aetiological factors in constipation, affecting perception and the use of coping strategies.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/78259
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2015 Impact Factor: 6.32
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.833
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dc.contributor.authorCheng, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, AOOen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHui, WMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, SKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:40:54Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:40:54Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAlimentary Pharmacology And Therapeutics, 2003, v. 18 n. 3, p. 319-326en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0269-2813en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/78259-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Functional constipation has important psychological elements. Aim: To investigate the prevalence of functional constipation in an Asian population, and the interplay among functional constipation, anxiety/depression, perception and coping strategies. Methods: An interview of 3282 patients was made by telephone survey. Constipation was diagnosed by Rome II criteria. Coping ability and anxiety/depression were assessed by validated questionnaires. Results: Fourteen percent of the interviewees had constipation. Anxiety and depression scores were higher in constipated than in healthy subjects (P < 0.0001 and < 0.0001), and in female than male patients (P = 0.02 and < 0.0001). Patients who were aware of their symptoms perceived greater impact on their lives (P < 0.001). Frequent use of coping strategies associated with lower anxiety scores (P < 0.0001). Female were more frequently aware of the symptoms (P = 0.004), less frequently used coping strategies (P = 0.008). Regression analysis showed that female and high anxiety level were the independent factors for predicting the perception of constipation, whereas anxiety was the only independent factor for predicting the use of coping strategies. Conclusion: Constipation associated with anxiety and depression is prevalent in the general Asian population. Female sex and anxiety are important aetiological factors in constipation, affecting perception and the use of coping strategies.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/APTen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAlimentary Pharmacology and Therapeuticsen_HK
dc.rightsAlimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.titleCoping strategies, illness perception, anxiety and depression of patients with idiopathic constipation: A population-based studyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0269-2813&volume=18&issue=3&spage=319&epage=26&date=2003&atitle=Coping+Strategies,+Illness+Perception,+Anxiety+and+Depression+of+Patients+with+Idiopathic+Constipation:+a+Population-Based+Studyen_HK
dc.identifier.emailCheng, C:ceci-cheng@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityCheng, C=rp00588en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1365-2036.2003.01663.xen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid12895216-
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dc.identifier.volume18en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage319en_HK
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:000184520000007-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridCheng, C=7404798168en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChan, AOO=7403167965en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridHui, WM=7103196477en_HK
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