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Validation of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) as an overall indicator of population mental health and well-being in the UK veterinary profession

Validation of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) as an overall indicator of population mental health and well-being in the UK veterinary profession
Validation of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) as an overall indicator of population mental health and well-being in the UK veterinary profession
The Warwick–Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) was evaluated as an indicator of mental health and well-being within the veterinary profession in a cross-sectional study among a representative sample of 3200 veterinary surgeons practising in the UK. The WEMWBS mean score for the sample was 48.85 (95% confidence interval 48.43–49.28). The score showed a negative correlation with anxiety and depressive symptoms and a positive correlation with favourable psychosocial working conditions. A 1 unit increase in score was associated with reduced odds of reporting having experienced suicidal thoughts in the previous 12 months, and reduced odds of reporting depressive or anxiety symptoms of clinical significance. The results support the validity of the scale as an overall indicator of population mental health and well-being for this occupational group.
warwick–edinburgh mental well-being scale, veterinary surgeons
1090-0233
397-398
Bartram, David J.
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Yadegarfar, Ghasem
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Sinclair, Julia M.A.
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Bartram, David J., Yadegarfar, Ghasem, Sinclair, Julia M.A. and Baldwin, David S. (2011) Validation of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) as an overall indicator of population mental health and well-being in the UK veterinary profession. The Veterinary Journal, 187 (3), 397-398. (doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2010.02.010). (PMID:20303305)

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Abstract

The Warwick–Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) was evaluated as an indicator of mental health and well-being within the veterinary profession in a cross-sectional study among a representative sample of 3200 veterinary surgeons practising in the UK. The WEMWBS mean score for the sample was 48.85 (95% confidence interval 48.43–49.28). The score showed a negative correlation with anxiety and depressive symptoms and a positive correlation with favourable psychosocial working conditions. A 1 unit increase in score was associated with reduced odds of reporting having experienced suicidal thoughts in the previous 12 months, and reduced odds of reporting depressive or anxiety symptoms of clinical significance. The results support the validity of the scale as an overall indicator of population mental health and well-being for this occupational group.

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Published date: March 2011
Keywords: warwick–edinburgh mental well-being scale, veterinary surgeons

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Local EPrints ID: 148018
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/148018
ISSN: 1090-0233
PURE UUID: 12638135-7f02-4d23-8322-75faa2b4808c
ORCID for Julia M.A. Sinclair: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1905-2025

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Date deposited: 27 Apr 2010 10:36
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:01

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Author: David J. Bartram
Author: Ghasem Yadegarfar

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