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  1. Self-reported anxiety, general medical conditions, and disability bed days.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    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.

    Method 

    Self-reported medical illness and disability data from a nationally representative household survey sample (N=20,884) were analyzed.

    Results 

    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.

    Conclusions 

    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.