Spirituality and mood pathology in severe skin conditions: A prospective observational study

Although the association between spirituality and parameters of psychological health and disease has been investigated extensively, little evidence is available for its potential role in dermatology. In a single-centre observational prospective study, 149 outpatients (107 women) with systemic sclerosis (SSc; n=44), lupus erythematosus (LE; n=48), or early-stage malignant melanoma  (MM; n=57) were investigated using the Multidimensional Inventory for Religious/Spiritual Well-Being together with the Brief Symptom Inventory for psychiatric symptoms (BSI-18).

The influence of Religious/Spiritual Well-being on Quality of Life in Dermatologic Disease

Although the association between spirituality and parameters of health and disease has been investigated extensively, little evidence is available for its potential role in dermatology.1 In order to lay some groundwork, we analysed religious and existential parameters and correlated these with the Quality of Life (QoL) subscales of physical and mental characteristics in different groups of skin disease patients.