Mental Health and Subjective Well-being of Individuals With Meniere's: Cross-sectional Analysis in the UK Biobank

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/593913
Title:
Mental Health and Subjective Well-being of Individuals With Meniere's: Cross-sectional Analysis in the UK Biobank
Authors:
Tyrrell, J.; White, M. P.; Barrett, George; Ronan, Natalie; Phoenix, C.; Whinney, David J.; Osborne, N. J.
Abstract:
HYPOTHESIS: Meniere's disease significantly impacts on an individual's mental health and subjective well-being (SWB). BACKGROUND: Meniere's disease is an unpredictable illness that impacts on mental health. The symptom triad of vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss all contribute to the disabling nature of the condition. To date, limited research has investigated the mental health and SWB impact of Meniere's disease. METHODS: We investigated the mental health and SWB of 1,376 Meniere's sufferers in the UK Biobank and compared this to over 500,000 controls. Participants in the Biobank were asked 38 questions pertaining to mental health and SWB. We utilized crude and adjusted linear and logistic regression to investigate the association between Meniere's and mental health and SWB. We also investigated how mental health and SWB might be related to length of diagnosis to see whether people might adapt to Meniere's over time. RESULTS: Meniere's was associated with increased frequency of depression, tiredness, tenseness, and unenthusiasm in the 2 weeks before recruitment. Meniere's was associated with longer periods of depression than controls (10.2 wk [95% CI: 5.2-15.2 wk]). Reduced health satisfaction was associated with Meniere's, but in other aspects of life (general happiness, work, family, friends, financial), individuals with Meniere's were as happy as controls. Mental health and SWB in individuals diagnosed for longer was better than in those who were recently diagnosed suggesting at least partial adaptation. DISCUSSION: This is the largest population study investigating the mental health impact of Meniere's. Our findings suggest that Meniere's adversely impacts on mental health, an individual's emotional state, and their life satisfaction. However, our findings raise the importance of supporting social relations for people with Meniere's and that although a cure is not currently available, we can still learn much about the adaptation strategies developed by long-term sufferers to help individuals with new diagnoses.
Citation:
Otol Neurotol. 2015 Jun;36(5):854-61.
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer
Journal:
Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology
Issue Date:
1-Jun-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/593913
DOI:
10.1097/MAO.0000000000000732
PubMed ID:
25730447
Additional Links:
http://meta.wkhealth.com/pt/pt-core/template-journal/lwwgateway/media/landingpage.htm?issn=1531-7129&volume=36&issue=5&spage=854
Type:
Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Language:
eng
ISSN:
1537-4505
Appears in Collections:
2015 RD&E publications; ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat)

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dc.contributor.authorTyrrell, J.en
dc.contributor.authorWhite, M. P.en
dc.contributor.authorBarrett, Georgeen
dc.contributor.authorRonan, Natalieen
dc.contributor.authorPhoenix, C.en
dc.contributor.authorWhinney, David J.en
dc.contributor.authorOsborne, N. J.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-19T12:37:17Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-19T12:37:17Zen
dc.date.issued2015-06-01en
dc.identifier.citationOtol Neurotol. 2015 Jun;36(5):854-61.en
dc.identifier.issn1537-4505en
dc.identifier.pmid25730447en
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/MAO.0000000000000732en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/593913en
dc.description.abstractHYPOTHESIS: Meniere's disease significantly impacts on an individual's mental health and subjective well-being (SWB). BACKGROUND: Meniere's disease is an unpredictable illness that impacts on mental health. The symptom triad of vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss all contribute to the disabling nature of the condition. To date, limited research has investigated the mental health and SWB impact of Meniere's disease. METHODS: We investigated the mental health and SWB of 1,376 Meniere's sufferers in the UK Biobank and compared this to over 500,000 controls. Participants in the Biobank were asked 38 questions pertaining to mental health and SWB. We utilized crude and adjusted linear and logistic regression to investigate the association between Meniere's and mental health and SWB. We also investigated how mental health and SWB might be related to length of diagnosis to see whether people might adapt to Meniere's over time. RESULTS: Meniere's was associated with increased frequency of depression, tiredness, tenseness, and unenthusiasm in the 2 weeks before recruitment. Meniere's was associated with longer periods of depression than controls (10.2 wk [95% CI: 5.2-15.2 wk]). Reduced health satisfaction was associated with Meniere's, but in other aspects of life (general happiness, work, family, friends, financial), individuals with Meniere's were as happy as controls. Mental health and SWB in individuals diagnosed for longer was better than in those who were recently diagnosed suggesting at least partial adaptation. DISCUSSION: This is the largest population study investigating the mental health impact of Meniere's. Our findings suggest that Meniere's adversely impacts on mental health, an individual's emotional state, and their life satisfaction. However, our findings raise the importance of supporting social relations for people with Meniere's and that although a cure is not currently available, we can still learn much about the adaptation strategies developed by long-term sufferers to help individuals with new diagnoses.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherWolters Kluweren
dc.relation.urlhttp://meta.wkhealth.com/pt/pt-core/template-journal/lwwgateway/media/landingpage.htm?issn=1531-7129&volume=36&issue=5&spage=854en
dc.titleMental Health and Subjective Well-being of Individuals With Meniere's: Cross-sectional Analysis in the UK Biobanken
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.typeResearch Support, Non-U.S. Gov'ten
dc.identifier.journalOtology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotologyen

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