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Volume 34, Issue 4, December 2023



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Mediterr J Rheumatol 2023;34(4):436-42
Investigation of Biopsychosocial Status, Fatigue, Sleep Quality, Alexithymia, Cognitive Functions, and Quality of Life in Behçet’s Disease
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1Faculty of Health Sciences, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Usak University, Usak, Turkey

2Faculty of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey

3Department of Rheumatology, Medical Faculty, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey

BB Calık, F Ulutaş, S Yenil, V Çobankara

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of Behçet’s disease in terms of anxiety, biopsychosocial status, fatigue, sleep quality, alexithymia, cognitive level, and quality of life according to major and minor organ involvement. Methods: The study was planned as a single-centre cohort study. Fifty patients diagnosed with Behçet’s (mean age 43±11.96 years) were included in the study. The patients were divided into two groups as major organ involvement (uveitis, neuro-Behçet’s, or vascular type Behçet’s disease) and minor organ involvement (mucocutaneous type Behçet’s disease). Biopsychosocial status was evaluated with Biopsychosocial Questionnaire (BETY-BQ), anxiety with Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), fatigue with Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue (MAF) Scale, sleep quality with Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), alexithymia with Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20 (TAS-20), cognition level with Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), and quality of life with Short Form-36 (SF-36). Results: In the comparison according to minor and major organ involvement, there was no significant difference between the groups in BETY-BQ, BAI, MAF, PSQI, TAS-20, MMSE and SF-36 (p>0.05). Conclusion: Behçet’s disease negatively effects in parameters such as biopsychosocial status, fatigue, sleep quality, alexithymia and quality of life. The presence of major or minor organ involvement in the patients did not change these negative effects.


Cite this article as: Gur Kabul E, Yenil S, Ulutas F, Basakcı Calık B, Cobankara V. Investigation of Biopsychosocial Status, Fatigue, Sleep Quality, Alexithymia, Cognitive Functions, and Quality of Life in Behçet’s Disease. Mediterr J Rheumatol 2023;34(4):436-42

Article Submitted: 09 May 2023; Revised Form: 23 Jun 2023; Article Accepted: 31 Jul 2023; Available Online: 29 Aug 2023

 

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https://doi.org/10.31138/mjr.290823.ib