A loneliness model of hypochondriasis among older adults: The mediating role of intolerance of uncertainty and anxious symptoms
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Fecha de publicación: 28 March 2019
Autores: Michael D.Barnett, Jenna M.Moore, William P.Archuleta.
Background: Loneliness has been described as an epidemic and is associated with a number of adverse health and psychosocial outcomes. In this study, we proposed a loneliness of model of hypochondriasis among older adults in which loneliness triggers a maladaptive threat response in which there is greater self-focus, leading to hypochondriasis through greater intolerance of uncertainty and anxious symptoms.