Pain and functioning of rheumatoid arthritis patients based on marital status: is a distressed marriage preferable to no marriage?

@article{Reese2010PainAF,
  title={Pain and functioning of rheumatoid arthritis patients based on marital status: is a distressed marriage preferable to no marriage?},
  author={Jennifer Barsky Reese and Tamara J Somers and Francis J. Keefe and Angelia D. Mosley-Williams and Mark A. Lumley},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={
          958-64
        }
}
UNLABELLED Relationships may influence adjustment to chronic pain conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We examined how both marital status and marital adjustment were related to pain, physical disability, and psychological disability in 255 adults with RA. Among married participants (n = 158), better marital adjustment (assessed using the Locke-Wallace Marital Adjustment Scale) was correlated with less pain and physical and psychological disability (all P values < .05). Married… CONTINUE READING
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