Quality of life in patients with hoarding disorder
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- Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 2019, 21 pp. 55 - 59
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© 2018 Elsevier Inc. The aim of this study was to investigate health-related quality of life (QoL) in patients with hoarding disorder (HD). Fifty-four patients with a primary diagnosis of HD, and 24 age- and sex-matched healthy control (HC) participants, completed a battery of questionnaires including the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), Saving Inventory-Revised, and Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scales. Compared to HC participants, those with HD reported poorer health-related QoL across all domains of the SF-36. When controlling for comorbid affective symptoms, HD participants scored lower than did HC participants in the QoL domains of social functioning, emotional well-being, role limitations due to emotional problems, vitality, and general health. HD symptom severity predicted, beyond the effects of affective symptoms, lower QoL in social functioning, emotional well-being, role limitations due to emotional problems, vitality, and general health.
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