The Association of Illness Severity, Self-Reported Cognitive Impairment, and Perceived Illness Management with Depression and Anxiety in a Multiple Sclerosis Clinic Population

@article{Lester2007TheAO,
  title={The Association of Illness Severity, Self-Reported Cognitive Impairment, and Perceived Illness Management with Depression and Anxiety in a Multiple Sclerosis Clinic Population},
  author={Kristin Lester and Lara M. Stepleman and Mary Hughes},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={30},
  pages={177-186}
}
Within the multiple sclerosis (MS) population, high prevalence of psychiatric concerns, such as depression and anxiety, has been well documented. The purpose of this study was to examine factors contributing to higher depression and anxiety levels in a sample of 82 patients utilizing MS clinic services. Independent variables included MS physical severity, self-reported cognitive impairment, and perceived illness management, respectively. Results from hierarchical regression analyses indicated… CONTINUE READING

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