Distress tolerance in patients with psoriasis: a cross-sectional case-control study

Altnoz A. E., Erdogan H., Acer E., Bilgin M., Saracoglu Z. N.

HONG KONG JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY & VENEREOLOGY, vol.26, no.4, pp.169-174, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-174
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study was to compare distress tolerance in patients with psoriasis and patients with non-psychodermatological diseases and healthy controls. Parameters including sociodemographic data such as age, gender, cigarette and alcohol habits were studied, and the Distress Tolerance Scale (DTS) and Beck Anxiety Scale (BAS) were used for assessment. There was a statistically significant difference between the groups in terms of BAS scores, DTS total, DTS tolerance and DTS self-efficacy subscale scores (p<0.001, p<0.001, p<0.001, p<0001). The fact that psoriasis patients differed significantly from both the patient controls and the healthy controls in terms of the DTS total score suggests that distress intolerance in these patients is associated with a different mental process from those with chronic disease.