Cystic fibrosis (CF) increases risk for mental health symptoms. This study evaluated patient and caregiver screening for anxiety and depression symptoms as related to pulmonary function (PF) and health-care utilization (HCU). Participants included adolescents, young adults (AYAs; N = 119) and their caregivers (N = 104). AYA depression symptoms correlated with number of hospitalizations (NOH; r = 0.194, p = .035) and length of stay (LOS; r = 0.198, p = .031). AYA LOS correlated with caregiver depression (r = 0.230, p = .019) and anxiety (r = 0.339, p < .001) symptoms. Caregiver anxiety symptoms (sr2 = 0.044), depression symptoms (sr2 = 0.039), and AYA PF (sr2 = 0.193) predicted HCU. Psychosocial screening and intervention are recommended for standard care.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Clinical Psychology