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UNLABELLED To estimate how rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the disease duration, and level of physical disability, influence the total size of patients' social network and the size of different subsets. Two hundred sixty four female patients (mean age 57 yrs) with RA of more than 6 yrs duration (mean 20 yrs) were compared to 61 healthy controls matched for sex,(More)
The objective was to investigate the impact of physical disability and disease duration on the amount of social support received by female patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Two hundred sixty-four patients were assessed in a cross-sectional study. Disease duration had a negative relationship to daily emotional support; the length of disease duration was(More)
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  • Current gerontology and geriatrics research
  • 2010
Many studies have demonstrated that social relationships confer mental health benefits. This paper aims to identify whether and how reciprocity in social relationships predicts or is associated with mental health benefits as well as with continuity in elderly people's social relationships. The studies reviewed in this paper show that, among elders, being in(More)
A partially-controlled intervention study was performed. Female patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were allocated to three groups: the network intervention group (n = 104), the attention control group (n = 85), and the no-treatment control group (n = 75). The network intervention consisted of an assessment session and a network meeting. Patients were(More)
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