A study was performed on 169 women and 53 men with a clinical diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
This is a chronic disabling disease with no known cure and therefore the outcome of treatment has increasingly become focused upon assessment of well-being rather than more clinical parameters.
We studied the relationship between clinical manifestation, self assessed functional disability and coping, on one hand, and well-being, on the other.
Severity of RA disease was hypothesised to be negatively related while utilisation of various coping strategies, was deemed positively to well-being.
The most mentioned coping strategies in the study group were problem oriented.
Mots-clés Pascal : Polyarthrite rhumatoïde, Qualité vie, Autoperception, Bien être, Coping, Stratégie, Indice gravité, Aptitude physique, Homme, Suède, Europe, Epidémiologie, Chronique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Immunopathologie, Maladie autoimmune
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rheumatoid arthritis, Quality of life, Self perception, Well being, Coping, Strategy, Severity score, Physical fitness, Human, Sweden, Europe, Epidemiology, Chronic, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Inflammatory joint disease, Immunopathology, Autoimmune disease
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Code Inist : 002B15D. Création : 199501.