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Trapp, M; Egger, JW; Kapfhammer, HP; Trapp, EM; Rohrer, PM; Hörlesberger, N; Schwantzer, G; Komericki, P; Linder, MD; Lvov, A; Baulmann, J; Richtig, E.
Higher psychological and psychovegetative strain in adolescents with atypical pigment naevi.
Acta Derm Venereol. 2015; 95(1):67-71 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Baulmann Johannes
Egger Josef Wilhelm
Hörlesberger Nina
Kapfhammer Hans-Peter
Komericki Peter
Linder Michael Dennis
Richtig Erika
Rohrer Peter Michael
Schwantzer Gerold
Trapp Eva-Maria
Trapp Michael

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An observational, exploratory, cross-sectional study was performed to assess whether the presence of atypical naevi (AN) in adolescents is associated with psychological and psychovegetative stress parameters. Fifty-one students of a secondary school in Graz, Austria, completed a defined test procedure consisting of an initial period of rest, a standardised mental stress task, another period rest and a questionnaire, the change-sensitive symptom list (ASS-SYM). Electrocardiogram and blood pressure were recorded continuously. The study population was divided in two groups: probands without AN (NAN, n = 33), and probands with at least one AN (n = 18). We found higher values for the AN group in all scales of ASS-SYM, reaching statistical significance in the dimensions "nervousness and mental tension" (p = 0.025), "psychophysiological dysregulation" (p = 0.020), burden of pain" (p = 0.023) and "general symptoms and problems" (p = 0.031). Regarding physiological parameters, the AN group showed higher vegetative strain reflected in heart rate and heart rate varibility during the periods of rest as well as a reduced baroreceptor sensitivity. On the basis of our results, the presence of AN in adolescents seems to be associated with a higher vegetative arousal. Additionally, participants with AN complained significantly more often about stress-associated general psychological symptoms and problems.
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Autonomic Nervous System - physiopathology
Baroreflex -
Blood Pressure -
Cost of Illness -
Cross-Sectional Studies -
Electrocardiography -
Female -
Heart Rate -
Humans -
Male -
Nevus, Pigmented - diagnosis
Nevus, Pigmented - physiopathology
Nevus, Pigmented - psychology
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Skin Neoplasms - diagnosis
Skin Neoplasms - physiopathology
Skin Neoplasms - psychology
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