Anderson, R., Capobianco, L., Fisher, P., Reeves, D., Heal, C., Faija, C. L., … & Wells, A. (2019). Testing relationships between metacognitive beliefs, anxiety and depression in cardiac and cancer patients: Are they transdiagnostic?. Journal of psychosomatic research, 124, 109738
Background: Anxiety and depression symptoms are common in patients with physical health conditions. In the metacognitive model, beliefs about cognition (metacognitions) are a key factor in the development and maintenance of anxiety and depression. The current study evaluated if metacognitions predict anxiety and/or depression symptoms and if differential or common patterns of relationships exist across cardiac and cancer patients.