Fatigue in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: the psychosocial aspects.

@article{Omdal2003FatigueIP,
  title={Fatigue in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: the psychosocial aspects.},
  author={Roald Omdal and Knut Waterloo and Wenche Koldingsnes and Gunnar Husby and Svein Ivar Mellgren},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={
          283-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Studies to prove a relationship between fatigue and immunological, inflammatory, or other disease characteristics of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have shown no consistent findings. To further elucidate the basis for fatigue in SLE, we examined the affective states, personality traits, and mental health status in an unselected group of patients with SLE. METHODS Fifty-seven Caucasian patients with SLE were examined. Fatigue was measured by the Fatigue Severity Scale… CONTINUE READING

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