Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
PIRA download icon_1.1View/Download Full Text
Title: The relationship between decisional regret and well-being in patients with and without depressive disorders : mediating role of shared decision-making
Authors: Xu, RH 
Zhou, LM
Wang, D
Issue Date: Jun-2021
Source: Frontiers in psychiatry, June 2021, v. 12, 657224
Abstract: Background: The objectives of this study were two-fold: (1) to assess the relationship between patients' decisional regret and their well-being and (2) to examine the mediated effect of shared decision-making (SDM) on this relationship.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in five cities in Southern China. Patients were asked to fill out questionnaires assessing their decisional regret, SDM, subjective well-being, and depressive status. Mediation analysis was used to investigate the effect of SDM on the relationship between patients' decisional regret and their subjective well-being.
Results: The findings showed significant direct negative effects of decisional regret on subjective well-being and SDM. For non-depressive patients, SDM exerted a significant and indirect effect on reducing the negative influence of decisional regret on subjective well-being.
Conclusions: Findings suggest that implementation of SDM can decrease patients' decisional regret and improve their well-being; however, there is a need to examine their depressive status as part of routine healthcare.
Keywords: Decisional regret
Subjective well-being
Shared decision-making
Mediation analysis
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Journal: Frontiers in psychiatry 
EISSN: 1664-0640
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.657224
Rights: Copyright © 2021 Xu, Zhou and Wang.
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) ( The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
The following publication Xu RH, Zhou L-m and Wang D (2021) The Relationship Between Decisional Regret and Well-Being in Patients With and Without Depressive Disorders: Mediating Role of Shared Decision-Making. Front. Psychiatry 12:657224 is available at
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Xu_Relationship_Between_Decisional.pdf562 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Open Access Information
Status open access
File Version Version of Record
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

Page views

Last Week
Last month
Citations as of Jun 4, 2023


Citations as of Jun 4, 2023


Citations as of Jun 1, 2023


Citations as of Jun 1, 2023

Google ScholarTM



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.