A structure of self-conceptions and illness conceptions in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

@article{Persson1996ASO,
  title={A structure of self-conceptions and illness conceptions in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).},
  author={Linn Persson and Karin Berglund and Dick Sahlberg},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={1996},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={535-49}
}
In 2 independent samples of RA patients, a large pool of self-reported illness experiences were statistically examined for content and structure of common types of self-conceptions and illness conceptions related to living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Multivariate analyses revealed 7 primary factors in both samples. Three constituted a positive continuum (fighting spirit, acceptance, revaluation), and 3 a negative (deprivation of life values, protest, reserved). The 7th factor (denial) was… CONTINUE READING

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