Medizinische Universität Graz Austria/Österreich - Forschungsportal - Medical University of Graz

Logo MUG-Forschungsportal

Gewählte Publikation:

SHR Neuro Krebs Kardio Lipid

Lahousen, T; Painold, A; Luxenberger, W; Schienle, A; Kapfhammer, HP; Ille, R.
Psychological factors associated with acute and chronic central serous chorioretinopathy.
Nord J Psychiatry. 2016; 70(1):24-30
Web of Science PubMed FullText FullText_MUG


Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Ille Rottraut
Kapfhammer Hans-Peter
Lahousen-Luxenberger Teresa
Luxenberger Wolfgang
Painold Annamaria

Dimensions Citations:

Plum Analytics:
Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) has been associated with several psychological factors. But previous psychological data are limited and mainly restricted to male patients and small sample size. In this study we investigated psychosomatic complaints, personality factors, life events, and stress coping in acute and chronic recurrent CSC patients. Ninety-five patients (71 men, 24 women) with either acute or chronic CSC were evaluated regarding critical life events before diagnosis, psychosomatic complaints, personality traits and coping style. The characteristics of CSC patients were compared with a control group comprising 75 patients (46 men, 29 women) suffering from acute or chronic ophthalmic disorders other than CSC. Compared with patients of the control group, CSC patients reported more psychosomatic problems, unfavourable stress coping strategies and critical life events as well as elevated tension, aggression, strain, emotional instability and achievement orientation. Except for aggression the observed characteristics were more pronounced in acute than in chronic CSC patients. The appearance of CSC may be associated with an accumulation of stressful life events with an unfavourable coping style and distinctive personality factors. Acute CSC is related to more unfavourable stress coping and more physical complaints compared to its chronic course. Elevated aggression may imply one potential risk factor for CSC manifestation and also may have an adverse effect with its chronification.
Find related publications in this database (using NLM MeSH Indexing)
Acute Disease -
Adaptation, Psychological -
Adult -
Affective Symptoms -
Aged -
Case-Control Studies -
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy - psychology
Chronic Disease -
Female -
Humans -
Life Change Events -
Male -
Middle Aged -
Psychometrics -
Psychophysiologic Disorders - etiology
Stress, Psychological - complications

Find related publications in this database (Keywords)
Acute and chronic central serous chorioretinopathy
Life events
Psychological factors
© Med Uni Graz Impressum