Effects of emotional disclosure on psychological and physiological outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: an exploratory home-based study.

@article{Wetherell2005EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of emotional disclosure on psychological and physiological outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: an exploratory home-based study.},
  author={Mark A. Wetherell and Lucie M T Byrne-Davis and P. A. Dieppe and Jenny Donovan and Sara T. Brookes and Margaret Byron and Kavita Vedhara and Robert Horne and John A. Weinman and Jeremy Miles},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={277-85}
}
The effects of an exploratory, home-based emotional disclosure intervention on psychological and physiological outcomes were assessed in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Patients were randomly assigned to a disclosure group (n = 19) in which they wrote/talked about traumatic personal experiences, or to a control group (n = 15) in which they wrote/talked about the events of a particular day. Participants undertook these tasks for periods of 20 minutes on 4 consecutive days. The disclosure… CONTINUE READING

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