Gender and psychological well-being of persons with rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Gender and psychological well-being of persons with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Sharon Wilson Dowdy and Kathleen Angelique Dwyer and Craig Alden Smith and Kenneth A Wallston},
  journal={Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association},
  volume={9 6},
OBJECTIVE This study examined the relationship of gender and psychological well-being (PWB) in community-dwelling persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHOD Data from the first wave of two longitudinal panel studies of persons with RA were examined (93 men and 276 women in panel 1; 60 men and 147 women in panel 2). Subjects completed self-report questionnaires on behavioral aspects of RA. Psychological well-being was assessed in both panels by the Center for Epidemiologic Studies… CONTINUE READING

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