This study examined how individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cope with illness-related problems in four different areas: daily activities, leisure activities, work, and social relationships.
Eighty-five people with RA took part in the study.
They participated in an in-depth interview that focused on the types of changes they had experienced in their lives as a result of their arthritis and how they had coped with these changes.
Audiotapes of the interviews were transcribed and content analyzed to assess participants' coping behavior.
In addition, standardized measures of psychological and physical functioning were administered shortly following the original interview and at a 4-month followup.
Three major findings emerged.
Mots-clés Pascal : Polyarthrite rhumatoïde, Comportement, Vie quotidienne, Education sanitaire, Prévention, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Immunopathologie, Maladie autoimmune, Chronique, Coping, Homme, Loisir, Milieu professionnel, Environnement social
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rheumatoid arthritis, Behavior, Daily living, Health education, Prevention, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Inflammatory joint disease, Immunopathology, Autoimmune disease, Chronic, Coping, Human, Leisure, Occupational environment, Social environment
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Cote : 93-0296930
Code Inist : 002B15D. Création : 199406.