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  1. Social support interventions for rheumatoid arthritis patients: the cart before the horse?

    Article - En anglais

    Enthusiasm about the potential of social support to promote successful adaptation to chronic illness has already led to support interventions for arthritis patients designed to increase coping ability, reduce the need for professional mental health services, and limit periods of disability.

    But have we put the cart before the horse?

    Do these interventions achieve these goals?

    Existing interventions are reviewed, and a number of research issues are addressed from within an ecological framework, including the content of support interventions, the source of support, the type of support provided, support as an intervention variable versus outcome, and the need to target interventions not only to patients but to their family members and health professionals.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Polyarthrite rhumatoïde, Support social, Homme, Education sanitaire, Prévention, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Immunopathologie, Maladie autoimmune, Chronique, Interaction sociale, Milieu familial, Programme sanitaire, Article synthèse

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rheumatoid arthritis, Social support, Human, Health education, Prevention, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Inflammatory joint disease, Immunopathology, Autoimmune disease, Chronic, Social interaction, Family environment, Sanitary program, Review

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0296929

    Code Inist : 002B15D. Création : 199406.