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Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health

, 3:10

First Online: 19 July 2007Received: 14 March 2007Accepted: 19 July 2007

Abstract

In this study, the researchers examined anxious and depressive symptoms of patients with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment RRD prior to and up to year after retinal detachment surgery. One hundred and thirteen 113 patients with RRD took part in this prospective longitudinal study. Anxiety and depression were evaluated using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale HADS. Visual acuity VA results and HADS scores of all participants were recorded prior to and 3, 6 and 12 months after retinal detachment surgery. Pearson correlation analysis showed a significant association between the patients- VA and HADS psychological scores both prior to and three months after surgery, regardless of the type of surgery performed. Psychological distress is a significant problem associated with retinal detachments that requires more attention.

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Autor: Maneli Mozaffarieh - Stefan Sacu - Thomas Benesch - Andreas Wedrich

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/







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