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Impact of depression and anxiety on the quality of life of constipated patients.

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Albiani, JJ; Hart, SL; Katz, L; Berian, J; Del Rosario, A; Lee, J; Varma, M
Published in: J Clin Psychol Med Settings
March 2013

Constipation negatively affects quality of life (QOL), however, the specific mechanisms through which this relationship occurs are unclear. The present study examined anxiety and depression as potential mediators of the relationship between constipation severity and QOL in a sample of 142 constipated patients. Results indicated that depression symptom severity mediated the relationship between constipation severity and mental health-related QOL. For patients meeting diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive Disorder, indirect effects were observed in the relationship between constipation severity and both physical and mental health-related QOL. Anxiety did not contribute to this model. Treating depression may be useful in improving QOL in severely constipated patients, which highlights the importance of psychological screening and treatment referrals in primary care settings.

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J Clin Psychol Med Settings

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EISSN

1573-3572

Publication Date

March 2013

Volume

20

Issue

1

Start / End Page

123 / 132

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Quality of Life
  • Primary Health Care
  • Middle Aged
  • Mass Screening
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Depressive Disorder, Major
 

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Albiani, J. J., Hart, S. L., Katz, L., Berian, J., Del Rosario, A., Lee, J., & Varma, M. (2013). Impact of depression and anxiety on the quality of life of constipated patients. J Clin Psychol Med Settings, 20(1), 123–132. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10880-012-9306-3
Albiani, Jenna J., Stacey L. Hart, Laura Katz, Julia Berian, Amanda Del Rosario, Janet Lee, and Madhulika Varma. “Impact of depression and anxiety on the quality of life of constipated patients.J Clin Psychol Med Settings 20, no. 1 (March 2013): 123–32. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10880-012-9306-3.
Albiani JJ, Hart SL, Katz L, Berian J, Del Rosario A, Lee J, et al. Impact of depression and anxiety on the quality of life of constipated patients. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2013 Mar;20(1):123–32.
Albiani, Jenna J., et al. “Impact of depression and anxiety on the quality of life of constipated patients.J Clin Psychol Med Settings, vol. 20, no. 1, Mar. 2013, pp. 123–32. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s10880-012-9306-3.
Albiani JJ, Hart SL, Katz L, Berian J, Del Rosario A, Lee J, Varma M. Impact of depression and anxiety on the quality of life of constipated patients. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2013 Mar;20(1):123–132.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Clin Psychol Med Settings

DOI

EISSN

1573-3572

Publication Date

March 2013

Volume

20

Issue

1

Start / End Page

123 / 132

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Quality of Life
  • Primary Health Care
  • Middle Aged
  • Mass Screening
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Depressive Disorder, Major