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Cronly, J;Duff, A;Riekert, K;Horgan, A;Lehane, E;Perry, I;Fitzgerald, A;Howe, B;Chroinin, MN;Savage, E
2019
January
Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Positive mental health and wellbeing in adults with cystic fibrosis: A cross sectional study
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QUALITY-OF-LIFE SCALE WEMWBS DEPRESSION ANXIETY PSYCHOLOGY CHALLENGES FOUNDATION VALIDATION SOCIETY BURDEN
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125
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Objective: Screening for depression and anxiety in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) is recommended but this alone can miss the opportunity to assess and promote positive mental health and wellbeing. This cross-sectional study assessed positive mental health and wellbeing, and associations with physical health and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in adults with CF. Methods: Adults (n = 147) with CF from 9 CF centres in the Republic of Ireland completed the Warwick Edinburgh Mental Well-being scale, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Cystic Fibrosis Questionnaire-Revised. Demographic and physical health outcome data were also collected. Results: High levels of positive mental health and wellbeing were reported in this sample. There were significant associations between positive 'mental health and wellbeing' and pulmonary function, self-reported physical health and recent hospitalizations. Positive mental health was significantly associated with 11 of the 12 CFQ-R domains assessing HRQoL. Conclusion: Assessing and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing may contribute to improving or maintaining physical and mental health, and HRQoL in patients with cystic fibrosis. It provides valuable clinical information to complement depression and anxiety screening and has potential to track the effectiveness of mental health promotion strategies by assessing and monitoring positive mental health and wellbeing over time. Individuals with CF may benefit from interventions that promote positive mental health and wellbeing by enhancing coping and problem-solving skills and fostering hope and optimism. Future research should focus on the development and testing of positive mental health and wellbeing promotion interventions in people with CF.
OXFORD
0022-3999
10.1016/j.jpsychores.2018.11.016
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