בשל "הגנת זכויות יוצרים" מובא להלן קישור לתקציר המאמר. לקריאתו בטקסט מלא, אנא פנה/י לספרייה הרפואית הזמינה לך.
Allergic rhinitis (AR) has been associated with anxiety and depression. A possible influence of frequency and intensity of the AR symptoms has remained unclear.
Therefore, we evaluated the association between AR, as well as its control, seasonality and severity, and the presence of anxiety and depression.
Participants were selected from a preexistent national database and consecutively contacted by phone. AR was classified according to Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma.
Presence of anxiety and depression was identified by Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), and Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II).
We built linear regression models assessing the association between any of the assessed anxiety or depression scores and the occurrence, degree of control, seasonality or severity of AR.