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Impact of chronic urticaria on the quality of life of patients followed up at a university hospital

Overview of attention for article published in Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, December 2016
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Title
Impact of chronic urticaria on the quality of life of patients followed up at a university hospital
Published in
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, December 2016
DOI 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20165071
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Gabriela Andrade Coelho Dias, Gisele Viana Pires, Solange Oliveira Rodrigues do Valle, Sérgio Duarte Dortas Júnior, Soloni Levy, Alfeu Tavares França, Ilaria Baiardini, Walter Giorgio Canonica

Abstract

Chronic urticaria is a debilitating disease that considerably affects health-related quality of life, and the Chronic Urticaria Quality of Life Questionnaire is the only questionnaire specifically designed for its evaluation. To evaluate the quality of life of patients with chronic urticaria, using the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Chronic Urticaria Quality of Life Questionnaire. The Chronic Urticaria Quality of Life Questionnaire was self-administered in 112 chronic urticaria patients and disease activity was assessed through the Urticaria Activity Score. Clinical and socio-demographic characteristics of patients were studied, such as: age, sex, etiologic diagnosis of chronic urticaria, duration of disease and Urticaria Activity Score. The population studied was composed 85.72% of women with a mean age of 46 years (18-90), while the median disease duration period was 10 years (3 months-60 years). Regarding the etiologic diagnosis, 48.22% had chronic spontaneous urticaria; 22.32% associated with inducible urticaria, 28.57% with chronic autoimmune urticaria, and 23.21% had physical urticaria alone. Disease activity evaluated using the Urticaria Activity Score was 1.04 ± 1.61 (0-6). The total score for the Chronic Urticaria Quality of Life Questionnaire was 36 (0-100) and dimension I (sleep/mental status/eating) had a greater impact on quality of life. The items with the highest mean scores were nervousness and shame over lesions, while the items with the lowest scores were lip swelling and limitations on sporting activities. Chronic urticaria compromises patients' quality of life, mainly those with more severe disease or who are diagnosed with chronic autoimmune urticaria.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 80 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 16%
Student > Bachelor 10 13%
Student > Postgraduate 8 10%
Researcher 8 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 6%
Other 11 14%
Unknown 25 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 9%
Psychology 5 6%
Neuroscience 3 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 3%
Other 8 10%
Unknown 31 39%

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