Aim. The aim of the present study is to describe the relationship between psychological well-being, ill-being and biological correlates on a sample of Italian blood donors. Particularly, specific correlations with biological correlates were analysed. Materials and methods. Sample consisted of 58 blood donors. Biological parameters were assessed using the usual blood analyses. Psychological well-being, ill-being and stress were assessed respectively with the Psychological Well-Being scale (PWB), the Symptom Questionnaire (SQ), and the Psychosocial Index (PSI). Pearson Correlations were computed between these scores and biological indexes. Results. A significant positive correlation between different scales of SQ and PSI and platelets was found, while the same parameter showed a significant negative correlation with the Environmental Mastery subscale (PWB). Discussion. Results add clues to the growing literature concerning the link between health and well-being. Particularly, platelets data confirms previous literature on the relationship with the distress measures, but in this study it also displays an unexpected correlation with a well being dimension (Environmental Mastery).
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Rivista di Psichiatria|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health