Prediction of psychological reactions to bone density screening for osteoporosis using a cognitive-behavioral model of health anxiety.

@article{Rimes2002PredictionOP,
  title={Prediction of psychological reactions to bone density screening for osteoporosis using a cognitive-behavioral model of health anxiety.},
  author={Katharine A Rimes and Paul Martin Salkovskis},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={359-81}
}
Pre-screening measures derived from a cognitive-behavioral theory of health anxiety were significant predictors of individual differences in post-screening reactions to a health screening procedure, bone densitometry. Predictors included specific illness beliefs (vulnerability, severity/consequences, coping and treatment) and general health anxiety measures. Three months after a low bone mineral density (BMD) result, women with high levels of pre-existing general health anxiety gave higher… CONTINUE READING

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