Anxiety and depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective study of 400 patients.

@article{Hawley1988AnxietyAD,
  title={Anxiety and depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective study of 400 patients.},
  author={Donna J. Hawley and Frederick J Wolfe},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1988},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={932-41}
}
We investigated psychological and clinical factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by studying 400 patients at 6 month intervals over a mean 3.1 (1.2 SD) years utilizing the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales psychological scales. Entry clinical and demographic variables explained 25% of the variance in psychological scores. Patients with RA had scores similar to those with other rheumatic disorders (n = 441), and scores remained stable over the study period. Development of… CONTINUE READING

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