Role of Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies on Mental Health and Quality of Life in Allergic Patients

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Department of Immunology, ,Allergy Research Center,Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.



Introduction: The aim of the present study was to investigate the psychological profile and quality of life in allergic patients and to identify the role of cognitive emotion regulation strategies in this field.
Method: The statistical population of this study consisted of all patients with allergic rhinitis who referred to the asthma and allergy clinic of Ghaem Hospital in Mashhad during summer to autumn, 2017. Among these patients, 132 were selected according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. Data were collected using the Psychological Health Checklist, the World Health Organization Quality of Life Questionnaire and the Short Form Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire.
Results: The results of multivariate regression analysis showed that self-blame, other blame and rumination have a significant and positive relationship with symptoms of mental health disorders which can predict them significantly )p <0.001(. Also, positive refocusing and planning have positive significant relationships with quality of life and can predict them significantly) p <0.001.(
Conclusion: This study demonstrates the role of cognitive emotion regulation strategies on mental health and quality of life in these patients. Findings draw the attention of therapists to the importance of applying psychological therapies and cognitive emotion regulation strategies training in the treatment process of allergic patients.


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