Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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