Pilot study of pain and coping among patients with osteoarthritis: a daily diary analysis.

@article{Allen2006PilotSO,
  title={Pilot study of pain and coping among patients with osteoarthritis: a daily diary analysis.},
  author={Kelli D. Allen and Yvonne M. Golightly and Maren K. Olsen},
  journal={Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={118-23}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Few studies have examined patterns of pain and coping among patients with osteoarthritis (OA). This pilot study used a daily diary approach to examine pain and coping strategy use among white and nonwhite veterans with OA. METHODS Participants (23 white, 13 nonwhite; 89% male; mean age = 63 years) completed diaries of pain (10-cm visual analog scale) and coping (total, problem-focused, and emotion-focused) for 30 days. Analyses examined relationships of mean self… CONTINUE READING