This study examined the effect of self-reported anxiety on the number of days persons with various general medical conditions spend in bed owing to disability.
Self-reported medical illness and disability data from a nationally representative household survey sample (N=20,884) were analyzed.
Among respondents with general medical conditions, those with self-reported anxiety had a nearly fourfold greater length of disability (mean=18.0 bed days) than the nonanxious respondents (mean=4.8 bed days).
After adjustment for differences in demographic characteristics and burden of general medical illness, anxiety was associated with an additional 3.8 bed days.
Self-reported anxiety in combination with general medical conditions may be associated with extensive functional impairment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie, Durée, Hospitalisation, Angoisse anxiété, Capacité fonctionnelle, Homme, Santé physique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Disease, Duration, Hospitalization, Anxiety, Functional capacity, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0073348
Code Inist : 002A26N03A. Création : 14/05/1998.