Navigation Links
Inability to cry in patients with Sjogrens syndrome affect emotional and mental well-being
Date:5/26/2011

The results of a Dutch study of 300 patients demonstrated that 22% of patients with Sjgren's syndrome were classified as clinically 'alexithymic' (experiencing difficulty identifying and describing emotions) compared to 12% of healthy controls. Subsequent results of the study showed that higher levels of alexithymia were moderately correlated with worse mental wellbeing in both groups (Pearson's correlation* (r) ≥ 0.32, p< 0.001), showing that there is a proven link between the two. Interestingly, in patients with Sjgren's syndrome, levels of emotion suppression also correlated with worse mental wellbeing in patients (r=-0.13, p=0.03), an effect that was seen less in the control group.

"Patients with Sjgren's syndrome experience chronic dryness of the eyes and mouth as well as other parts of the body, and thus have a hampered ability to cry. This may affect their ability to express their emotions and they often have to rely on words and facial expressions instead of tears as a result" said Ms. Ninke Van Leeuwen from Utrecht University. "We hope that the results of our study will drive further research to examine different psychological interventions that can benefit patients with Sjgren's syndrome who have emotional processing problems."

Validated questionnaires were used to assess the emotional processing, regulation and mental wellbeing of 300 patients with primary Sjgren's syndrome in the Netherlands area and 100 demographically matched healthy controls (mean age 56.8 years, 93% female). The questionnaires evaluated responses on the emotional processing styles including affect intensity (the strength of the emotions with which individuals respond to certain stimulus), alexithymia, cognitive reappraisal (the use of coping strategies for dealing with negative thoughts and feelings), expression and suppression of emotions and mental wellbeing.


'/>"/>

Contact: Dimple Natali
eularpressoffice@uk.cohnwolfe.com
44-790-013-8904
European League Against Rheumatism
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Thinking it through: Scientists call for policy to guide biofuels industry toward sustainability
2. Barcelona Declaration 2008: Challenges and Pathways to Earth Sustainability
3. NJIT sustainability expert to discuss high performance schools at seminar
4. Study a step toward disease-resistant crops, sustainability
5. Conference to explore sustainability of biofuels
6. Abundance of ladybugs in olive orchards is an indicator of health and sustainability
7. TXOTX, coordinated international project to contribute to sustainability of the marine resources
8. Symposium at UH will address how to put sustainability into practice
9. Organizational Change Management for Sustainability: The Harvard Case Study
10. K-State biologist collaborating with researchers in Africa on grassland sustainability, biodiversity
11. K-State geographer working to clarify what sustainability really means to rural decision-makers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... is available in German . ... between organisms is considered the oldest form of communication. ... conspecifics, for example, the sexual attraction between males and ... and to coordinate reproductive behavior in males and females. ... of the Algarve in Faro, Portugal, and at the ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Tibetan plateau -- the largest topographic anomaly above sea ... profound effect on climate and its reflection of continental ... , Katharine Huntington and colleagues employ a cutting-edge geochemical ... fossil snail shells to investigate the uplift history of ... range widely on the timing of surface uplift of ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... study reports that an expansion of marine protected areas ... ecological functions. According to investigators from the Wildlife ... fish have focused on saving the largest numbers of ... provide key and difficult-to-replace ecological functions. , ... by fish species that also are food for millions ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Ready for mating at the right time 2Ready for mating at the right time 3Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 2Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 3Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 4Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 5Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 6Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 7Study finds marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology 2
... vaccine has successfully protected mice and ferrets against a ... who led the study at St. Jude Children's Research ... San Diego, California. , This finding, coupled with results ... influenza strains, suggests that such a vaccine would protect ...
... the bacteria which survive in extreme cold, scientists no ... Antarctic lakes and glaciers. Bacteria previously isolated from polar ... in extreme cold, have been isolated from soil in ... at Queen's University, Canada, have developed a technique to ...
... combining the four bacterial surface proteins that generate ... the University of Chicago have created a vaccine ... drug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus, the most common ... source of community-associated illness. , The vaccine ...
Cached Biology News:St. Jude test of bird flu vaccine proves successful 2MRSA vaccine shows promise in mouse study 2MRSA vaccine shows promise in mouse study 3
(Date:8/28/2014)... A new research platform uses a ... tiny structures undergoing stress and heating, an ... designs for microelectronics and batteries., This new ... about how heating and the surface stress ... Researchers have discussed the merits of surface-stress ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014  Next month, executives from clinical trial marketing firm ... beginning with Patient-Centered Clinical Trials 2014 , to be ... , September 4-5. Patient recruitment experts Bonnie A. ... will share insights on the benefits of employing an ... – from media to mobile apps – can be used ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... work by a Florida State University research team has ... your temperature, emit white light, and convert photon energy ... like a butterfly. , Biwu Ma, associate professor in ... FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, created the molecule in a ... discover that his creation has many other unique capabilities. ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... of wholesale construction materials, selected SoundConnect ... of their cloud based audio and web conferencing ... configured to support PrimeSource’s employees’ needs. SoundConnect ... technologies. , PrimeSource Building Products will be ...
Breaking Biology Technology:New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits 2New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits 3BBK Worldwide Leads Sessions at Key September Events 2Novel 'butterfly' molecule could build new sensors, photoenergy conversion devices 2PrimeSource Chooses SoundConnect as Collaboration Provider 2
... PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ... today that, despite difficult economic times, renewals of ... existing customers have even added new content to their ... the world,s largest citation database, providing researchers, administrators, faculty ...
... Personalized Medicine Company in Next Phase of Growth , , ... personalized medicine company, announced today that James S. ... CEO. , , Burns comes to AssureRx with more ... science and technology for pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotech companies. Most recently, ...
... MARINO, Calif., June 9 Epeius Biotechnologies, Rexin-G is the ... you will, a tiny particle that can travel freely within ... that have spread far and wide. Imagine an entire ... high concentrations within the flagrant, otherwise intractable tumors with one ...
Cached Biology Technology:Web of Science(R) Renewals Remain Strong Despite Tough Economic Climate 2AssureRx Adds New CEO 2The World's Smallest Hero! Rexin-G, Targeted Therapy for Metastatic Cancers 2
...
Replacement Parts for Electrophoresis Apparatus...
... recognizes murine IRF7 protein, and ... related IRF proteins. Reactivity of ... protein was confirmed by western ... cells transfected with IRF7. Reactivity ...
Sprague-Dawley rats, 7-8 weeks old, mixed gender; tissue is collected fresh, frozen on dry ice within minutes of sacrifice and stored at -20C; individual tissue weight approx. 0.05 gram....
Biology Products: