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The relationship between mental health and physical health in a non-clinical sample (Published)

The aim of the present study was to explore the relation between mental health and physical health. Mental health was measured with the Mental Health Continuum (MHC) that combine psychological, emotional and social wellbeing. Physical health was measured with the Physical Health Questionnaire (PHQ). The participants (N=222) were recruited via social media and consisted of 130 women and 92 men with a mean age of 40.98. There were small significant correlations between mental health and physical health for the whole sample and medium level correlations for participants rating themselves low on physical health. For participants rating themselves high on physical health, the correlation was reverse. The result raises questions about the relationship between mental health and physical health in non-clinical samples.

Keywords: Mental health; physical health, non-clinical sample