Alexithymia and depressive mood have been described as important dimensions of several medical diseases. Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic condition characterized by unpredictable clinical manifestations. The relationships between alexithymia, depression, and illness perception were examined in systemic lupus erythematosus patients. The interrelationships between psychological factors, such as alexithymia and depressive mood, were explored in systemic lupus erythematosus patients, and associations between these factors and illness perception in SLE were examined. We hypothesized that alexithymia and negative perceptions of illness would be associated in SLE patients, and depression would mediate this relationship.

Illness perception in systemic lupus erythematosus patients: The roles of alexithymia and depression

BARBASIO, Chiara Paola;MARENGO, Davide;SETTANNI, Michele;MOSCA, MARTA;GRANIERI, Antonella
2015

Abstract

Alexithymia and depressive mood have been described as important dimensions of several medical diseases. Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic condition characterized by unpredictable clinical manifestations. The relationships between alexithymia, depression, and illness perception were examined in systemic lupus erythematosus patients. The interrelationships between psychological factors, such as alexithymia and depressive mood, were explored in systemic lupus erythematosus patients, and associations between these factors and illness perception in SLE were examined. We hypothesized that alexithymia and negative perceptions of illness would be associated in SLE patients, and depression would mediate this relationship.
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Barbasio, Chiara; Vagelli, Roberta; Marengo, Davide; Querci, Francesca; Settanni, Michele; Tani, Chiara; Mosca, Marta; Granieri, Antonella
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