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Relationships Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Health Status in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31069933


Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with poor adult health and immune dysregulation. The impact of ACEs on patients with autoimmune disease is unknown. We compared the prevalence of ACEs in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) patients to population-based survey estimate and investigated relationships between ACEs and SLE outcomes.


Data derive from the California Lupus Epidemiology Study (CLUES), a sample of adult SLE patients. Participants completed a 10-item ACE questionnaire covering 3 domains (abuse, neglect, household challenges). We estimated ACEs prevalence in 269 CLUES participants compared to 2015 California Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) geographically matched respondents, standardized (age, sex, race/ethnicity) to CLUES participant characteristics. We examined associations for patient-reported and physician-assessed health status measures with overall ACE levels and domains using multivariable linear regression, controlling for socio-demographics, nephritis, and childhood onset SLE.


Though specific domains varied, overall ACE levels were similar for CLUES and BRFSS respondents. Among SLE patients, 63.2% had ≥1 ACE and 19.3% had ≥4. ACEs were more prevalent in those who were older, women, Latino or African American, without college degrees, and with lupus nephritis. In adjusted models, higher ACE levels and ACE domains were associated with worse patient-reported SLE activity, depression, and health status, but were not significantly associated with physician-assessed SLE activity, damage, or severity.


Given the association between ACE levels and important patient-reported outcomes in SLE, our study reinforces the need for prevention of ACEs in childhood and for clinical interventions to promote resilience among adults who have experienced ACEs. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.





Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Aspecto clínico: Etiologia Idioma: Inglês Assunto da revista: Reumatologia Ano de publicação: 2019 Tipo de documento: Artigo