Psychological well-being in rheumatoid arthritis: relationship to 'disease' variables and affective disturbance.

@article{Mangelli2002PsychologicalWI,
  title={Psychological well-being in rheumatoid arthritis: relationship to 'disease' variables and affective disturbance.},
  author={Lara Mangelli and Nora Gribbin and Stefan Buechi and Simon Allard and Tom Sensky},
  journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics},
  year={2002},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={112-6}
}
BACKGROUND Resilience is likely to be important in understanding psychological responses to chronic physical illnesses. This study aimed to examine one measure of resilience--Ryff's operationalized measure of psychological well-being (PWB)--in rheumatoid arthritis. It was hypothesized that PWB would be influenced by age and gender in the same way as in community samples, and that the absence of current mood disorder would be associated with high PWB. METHODS Rheumatology clinic outpatients (n… CONTINUE READING
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