Impact of anxiety symptoms on outcomes of depression: an observational study in Asian patients
Novick, D., Montgomery, W., Aguado, J., Peng, X., & Haro, J. M. (2016). Impact of anxiety symptoms on outcomes of depression: an observational study in Asian patients. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 12, 795-800. DOI: 10.2147/ndt.s90134
Regression models showed that a higher level of anxiety was associated with a lower frequency of remission and lower QOL at 3 months. Patients with lower baseline anxiety symptoms had higher remission rates (odds ratio for each point of anxiety symptoms, 0.829 [95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.723-0.951]). Patients with higher levels of baseline anxiety had a lower QOL at 3 months (a decrease in EQ-5D tariff score for each point of anxiety symptoms, 0.023 [95% CI: 0.045-0.001]).