Mental health among adults with asthma and chronic bronchitis. A population-based study in Spain

Respiratory Medicine, 05/17/2012

Healthy individuals have significantly higher scores in psychological dysfunction and positive mental health than patients with asthma and chronic bronchitis (CB). This suggests that their mental health is much better. The variables related with lower scores out of these variables, and therefore with worse mental health, are: being female, having a greater number of chronic diseases and obesity. On the contrary, alcohol consumption and the practicing of physical exercise are associated with a higher score in the aforementioned variables, thus indicating a greater degree of mental health.

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