publication . Article . 2017

Metacognitive beliefs as a predictor of health anxiety in a self‐reporting Italian clinical sample

Gabriele Melli; Robin Bailey; Claudia Carraresi; Andrea Poli;
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  • Published: 11 Dec 2017 Journal: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, volume 25, pages 263-271 (issn: 1063-3995, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Research has supported the specific role that anxiety sensitivity, health-related dysfunctional beliefs, and metacognitive beliefs may play in the development and maintenance of health anxiety symptoms. However, the role of metacognitive beliefs in health anxiety has only been explored in analogue samples. The aim of this study was to explore for the first time the association between metacognitive beliefs and health anxiety symptoms in a sample of participants who reported having received a diagnosis of severe health anxiety (hypochondriasis) or illness anxiety disorder and test whether these beliefs are significant predictors of health anxiety after controllin...
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Medical Subject Headings: humanities
free text keywords: Clinical psychology, Multilevel model, Anxiety sensitivity, Dysfunctional family, Anxiety, medicine.symptom, medicine, Illness anxiety disorder, medicine.disease, Metacognition, Psychology, C841, C848
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publication . Article . 2017

Metacognitive beliefs as a predictor of health anxiety in a self‐reporting Italian clinical sample

Gabriele Melli; Robin Bailey; Claudia Carraresi; Andrea Poli;