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Need for hydrocortisone linked to negative disease perception among adrenal-insufficient patients

October 3, 2014

In patients with adrenal insufficiency, strong beliefs about the necessity of hydrocortisone replacement and concerns about its adverse effects are associated with a more negative perception of adrenal insufficiency, according to recent findings.

In the cross-sectional study, 107 patients being treated for adrenal insufficiency (AI) at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, were invited to fill out two questionnaires, the Beliefs About Medicines Questionnaire and the Illness Perception Questionnaire-Revised. The patients included in the study were on a regimen of hydrocortisone replacement either for Addison’s disease (n=49), followed treatment for Cushing’s syndrome (n=29) or nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (n=29). Patients were followed at the outpatient facility of the medical center and were monitored for disease recurrence.

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