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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-26

Anxiety and depression regression and correlation as to rheumatoid arthritis patients’ clinical and sociodemographic characteristics


1 Asst. Prof. Psychiatry Neuropsychiatry Department, Faculty of Medicine, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt
2 Lecturer Rheumatology Rheumatology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Samah Rabei
Asst. Prof. Psychiatry Helwan University, Cairo, 11727
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ejpsy.ejpsy_10_21

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Background Studying anxiety and depression correlates to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients’ clinical and sociodemographic characteristics is rare in Egypt, so it is necessary to conduct this study. Results In total, 40 patients in rheumatology clinics of the Faculty of Medicine, Helwan University, assessed by International Classification of Diseases Version 10 symptom checklist and disease activity score 28, rendered a positive correlation between BMI and depression; regression of anxiety over the level of education; also regression of depression over the presence of comorbidity. Conclusion BMI, the presence of comorbidities, and level of education with RA relate to the presence of anxiety and depression in patients with RA.


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