The Cannabis Conundrum: Does Medical Marijuana Improve Quality of Life in Anxiety Patients?
A recent longitudinal observational study looks into the effects of medical cannabis on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with anxiety. Conducted over a year, the study aims to shed light on whether cannabis use can positively or negatively impact mental and physical well-being in this specific patient population.
- Longitudinal, open-label observational study conducted from April 2015 to April 2019.
- Involved 60 Canadian adults who used medical cannabis primarily for anxiety management.
- Participants filled out the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) to measure HRQoL.
- Data collected through a digital platform, with follow-ups every 30 days for up to one year.
- Significant increase observed in the “vitality” dimension of mental HRQoL.
- No significant changes noted in other mental HRQoL aspects like social functioning or general mental health.
- A decline in physical functioning was observed over the study period.
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