Monday, September 16, 2019

Emotions and Physical Recovery

Hmm . . . emotions may directly affect recovery after spinal cord injury.  (I'm not sure how I "feel" about that!) 
In all seriousness, this conclusion seems sensible enough, given the general importance of mental and emotional health for anybody's physical health.  It remains to be seen what the next step would be following this type of a study. 

1 comment:

  1. In addition to evaluating the impact of putative moderators, such as constructs of well-being, health-related outcome, year of publication, follow-up time, and methodological quality of the included studies, this meta-analysis synthesized studies on emotional well-being as a predictor of the prognosis of physical illness. There were 17 research that met the criteria for inclusion that looked at how general well-being, positive affect, and life satisfaction affected recovery and survival in physically ill patients. These studies were found in reference lists and electronic databases (Medline and PsycInfo). These trials were combined using meta-analysis, which produced a Likelihood Ratio of 1.14, showing a modest but substantial effect. Patients who are physically ill benefit from higher emotional well-being levels in terms of recovery and survival. The results demonstrate that the long-term prognosis of physical sickness is predicted by mental health.

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