Coping with rheumatoid arthritis: is one problem the same as another?

  title={Coping with rheumatoid arthritis: is one problem the same as another?},
  author={Susan J Blalock and Brenda McEvoy Devellis and Katrina Holt and Philip M Hahn},
  journal={Health education quarterly},
  volume={20 1},
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… CONTINUE READING

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