Health Outcomes in Acromegaly: Depression and Anxiety are Promising Targets for Improving Reduced Quality of Life

@inproceedings{Geraedts2014HealthOI,
  title={Health Outcomes in Acromegaly: Depression and Anxiety are Promising Targets for Improving Reduced Quality of Life},
  author={Victor Jacobus Geraedts and Christina Dimopoulou and Matthias Auer and Jochen Schopohl and Guenter Karl Stalla and Caroline Sievers},
  booktitle={Front. Endocrinol.},
  year={2014}
}
INTRODUCTION Remission criteria of acromegaly are based on biochemical variables, i.e., normalization of increased hormone levels. However, the established reduction in Quality of Life (QoL) is suggested to be independent of biochemical control. The aim of this study was to test which aspects predict QoL best in acromegaly. METHODS/DESIGN This is a prospective cohort study in 80 acromegalic patients, with a cross-sectional and longitudinal part. The main outcome measure was health-related QoL… CONTINUE READING