Stress coping mechanisms in smoking psoriatics

Altunay I., Doner N., Mercan S., Demirci G.

DERMATOLOGICA SINICA, cilt.31, ss.130-133, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.dsi.2013.02.001
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.130-133


Background: The link between emotional stress and smoking has previously been investigated and results have suggested that smoking is used as a way of dealing with stress. There are many studies indicating the relationship between smoking and psoriasis or emotional stress and psoriasis. However, to our knowledge, the link between smoking associated with emotional stress and psoriasis has not been shown before. Our aim was to investigate psoriatic patients' abilities to cope with stress, the relationship between coping strategies and smoking habit.