AIM The present study aimed at understanding whether anxiety and depression in nasal polyposis play a role in the genesis of the disease, or are a consequence of symptoms. SUBJECTS AND METHOD Anxiety levels, in state and trait forms, and depression were evaluated in 30 consecutive patients presenting nasal polyposis before and after 7 months of medical treatment with mometasone, loratadine, and montelukast. Before and at the end of the treatment the patients were asked to fill in the "State and Trait Anxiety Inventory" and the "Zung self-rating depression Scale". RESULTS In 63,15% of patients with high levels of state anxiety before therapy, these were reduced (p<0.004) after treatment. In 61.9% of patients with high levels of trait anxiety before treatment, these were reduced (p<0.002)after treatment. There were no significant differences in depression. Anxiety in nasal polyposis is present both as a state and as a trait, and is significantly reduced after effective medical treatment, showing that anxiety is a reversible consequence of nasal poliposis in most cases.

“State and trait anxiety in patients affected by nasal polyposis before and after medical treatment”

LAURIELLO, MARIA;
2004-01-01

Abstract

AIM The present study aimed at understanding whether anxiety and depression in nasal polyposis play a role in the genesis of the disease, or are a consequence of symptoms. SUBJECTS AND METHOD Anxiety levels, in state and trait forms, and depression were evaluated in 30 consecutive patients presenting nasal polyposis before and after 7 months of medical treatment with mometasone, loratadine, and montelukast. Before and at the end of the treatment the patients were asked to fill in the "State and Trait Anxiety Inventory" and the "Zung self-rating depression Scale". RESULTS In 63,15% of patients with high levels of state anxiety before therapy, these were reduced (p<0.004) after treatment. In 61.9% of patients with high levels of trait anxiety before treatment, these were reduced (p<0.002)after treatment. There were no significant differences in depression. Anxiety in nasal polyposis is present both as a state and as a trait, and is significantly reduced after effective medical treatment, showing that anxiety is a reversible consequence of nasal poliposis in most cases.
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