Metacognitions mediate HIV stigma and depression/anxiety in men who have sex with men living with HIV

Strodl, Esben, Stewart, Lauren, Mullens, Amy B., & Deb, Sibnath (2015) Metacognitions mediate HIV stigma and depression/anxiety in men who have sex with men living with HIV. Health Psychology Open, 2(1), pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

The study examined whether the relationships between HIV stigma and depression and anxiety would be mediated by metacognitive beliefs and thought control strategies in men who have sex with men living with HIV. Men who have sex with men living with HIV completed an online survey that measured 30-item Metacognitions Questionnaire, thought control strategies (Thought Control Questionnaire), as well as symptoms of depression (Patient Health Questionnaire-9) and anxiety (generalized anxiety disorder-7). The relationships between internalised and anticipated HIV stigma with depressive symptoms were mediated by Negative Metacognitive Beliefs and the use of Worry and Social thought control strategies. Negative Metacognitive Beliefs mediated the association between internalised HIV stigma and anxiety symptoms.

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ID Code: 93670
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: anxiety, depression, HIV, men's health, sexual health
DOI: 10.1177/2055102915581562
ISSN: 2055-1029
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 18 Mar 2016 03:58
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2017 01:24

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