Modifiable factors associated with depression and anxiety in multiple sclerosis
Claudia R Gascoyne, Steve Simpson, Jing Chen, Ingrid van der Mei, Claudia H Marck
Acta Neurologica Scandinavica | WILEY | Published : 2019
OBJECTIVES: Modifiable lifestyle factors are implicated in multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms but their role in mood is unclear. This study aimed to investigate associations between lifestyle and depression and anxiety in Australian participants with MS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Self-reported data from the Australian Multiple Sclerosis Longitudinal Study included the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and lifestyle measurements from 1500 participants. SNAP score (range 0-5) was the sum of non-smoking, sufficient fruit/vegetable intake, non-hazardous alcohol consumption, sufficient physical activity and healthy BMI. Analyses by log-binomial and linear regression were adjusted for confou..View full abstract
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The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This study was supported by Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia. CM is funded by an Early Career Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (ID: 1120014).