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

Strodl, Esben and Stewart, Lauren and Mullens, Amy B. and 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. ISSN 2055-1029

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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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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version made available in accordance with Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling
Date Deposited: 17 May 2016 23:46
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 01:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: anxiety; depression; HIV; men’s health; sexual health
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/2055102915581562
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28257

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