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Stress au travail et prurit : retentissement de la balance effort-récompense chez des tra-vailleurs atteints de psoriasis

Abstract : Stress increases the likelihood of psoriasis flare-up episodes and itching. Few studies have focused on work-related stress on such skin symptoms. To study the association between work-related stress and level of pruritus among workers suffering from psoriasis. Method : we conducted a monocentric non-interventional prospective study. Patients were workers suffering from psoriasis and were recruited in both the Dermatology inpatient ward and outpatient clinic of a University Hospital. Work-related stress was assessed using the Effort-Reward Imbalance (ERI) model. The impact of stress on pruritus was assessed with the Itchy Quality of Life (ItchyQoL) self-administered questionnaire. The data collected included age, sex, body mass index, ordered medication to treat psoriasis, profession, weekly working hours. The association between ERI and ItchyQoL scores has been studied using a univariate logistic regression. Results : thirty patients have been included. Median of ERI score was 0.61. Six of them reported an Effort-Reward Imbalance. Median of ItchyQoL score was 70. We found no significant association between ERI score and the ItchyQoL score (p = 1). Discussion : to our knowledge, this the first study on the association between ERI and pruritus. This preliminary study did not allow us to find any statistical association between work-related stress and a decrease in the workers’ itchy quality of life. We faced practical recruitment issues that led to a small sample. Further improvements should include running a multi-centric study and considering other options to recruit more patients.
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Romain Jean Dit Bailleul. Stress au travail et prurit : retentissement de la balance effort-récompense chez des tra-vailleurs atteints de psoriasis. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2020. ⟨dumas-02884846⟩



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