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Psychiatric disorders and functioning in hepatitis B virus carriers

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dc.contributor.author Atesci, F.C.
dc.contributor.author Cetin, B.C.
dc.contributor.author Oguzhanoglu, N.K.
dc.contributor.author Karadag, F.
dc.contributor.author Turgut, H.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-16T11:39:17Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-16T11:39:17Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.issn 00333182 (ISSN)
dc.identifier.uri http://acikerisim.pau.edu.tr:8080/xmlui/handle/11499/4951
dc.description.abstract The authors compared asymptomatic hepatitis B virus carriers and healthy subjects in terms of their psychological state. Participants (43 asymptomatic hepatitis B virus carriers and 43 healthy comparison subjects) completed self-report questionnaires. Psychiatric disorders and psychosocial functioning were evaluated with structured clinical interviews and the Global Assessment of Functioning scale. Hepatitis B virus carriers were more likely to have psychiatric disorders than comparison subjects (30.2% vs. 11.6%). Also, carriers had significantly higher depression and anxiety scores and lower Global Assessment of Functioning scores than did comparison subjects. Worries about contamination and illnesses related to hepatitis B infection were associated with the presence of psychiatric disorder. The results suggest that asymptomatic hepatitis B virus carriers need emotional support. Copyright © 2005 The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.
dc.language.iso English
dc.publisher American Psychiatric Publishing Inc.
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1176/appi.psy.46.2.142
dc.subject adult
dc.subject anxiety disorder
dc.subject article
dc.subject Beck Depression Inventory
dc.subject clinical article
dc.subject controlled study
dc.subject depression
dc.subject emotion
dc.subject female
dc.subject Global Assessment of Functioning Scale
dc.subject hepatitis B
dc.subject human
dc.subject male
dc.subject psychological aspect
dc.subject questionnaire
dc.subject rating scale
dc.subject self report
dc.subject social psychology
dc.subject State Trait Anxiety Inventory
dc.subject diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
dc.subject hospitalization
dc.subject mental disease
dc.subject social support
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Hepatitis B
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Mental Disorders
dc.subject Questionnaires
dc.subject Severity of Illness Index
dc.subject Social Support
dc.title Psychiatric disorders and functioning in hepatitis B virus carriers
dc.type Article
dc.relation.journal Psychosomatics
dc.identifier.volume 46
dc.identifier.issue 2
dc.identifier.startpage 142
dc.identifier.endpage 147
dc.identifier.index Scopus


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