European Journal of Rheumatology
Original Article

Physical activity and psychosomatic status in patients with Behçet’s disease during coronavirus disease pandemic

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Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Fırat University Faculty of Health Sciences, Elazığ, Turkey

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Division of Rheumatology, Fırat University School of Medicine, Elazığ, Turkey

Eur J Rheumatol 2022; 9: 144-147
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2021.20166
Read: 353 Downloads: 95 Published: 31 December 2021

Objective: The aim of this study is to examine the changes in physical activity level, fatigue, depression, and sleep quality in patients with Behçet’s disease during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Methods: The study was designed as an online questionnaire applied to individuals who are being followed up with the diagnosis of Behçet’s disease in the rheumatology department. Data were collected using multiple scales including International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ), Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) to evaluate physical activity level, fatigue, depression, sleep quality, and pain, respectively.

Results: Sixteen patients diagnosed with Behçet’s disease were included in the study. No statistically significant difference was observed between the IPAQ, FSS, BDI, PSQI, and VAS assessment scores before COVID-19 and during COVID-19 period (P > .05 for all).

Conclusion: Thinking of the negative effects of aggressive clinical symptoms, Behçet’s disease patients should be supported in physical activity and psychosocial status. 

Cite this article as: Bağlan Yentür S, Bilek F, Koca SS. Physical activity and psychosomatic status in patients with Behçet’s disease during coronavirus disease pandemic. Eur J Rheumatol. 2022; 9(3):144-147

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