Purpose in life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

  title={Purpose in life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis},
  author={Pieter J. M. Verduin and Geertruida H de Bock and Theodora P. M. Vliet Vlieland and Andreas J. Peeters and John Verhoef and Wilma Otten},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  pages={899 - 908}
To evaluate the role of purpose in life among people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a questionnaire comprising the Purpose in Life test (PIL) and the purpose in life dimension of the Psychological Well-Being test (PWB-pil) was sent to a random sample of 300 patients with RA. Additional questions comprised sociodemographic and disease characteristics, physical, mental and social functioning, coping (Coping with rheumatic stressors questionnaire), and quality of life (RAND-36). Associations… CONTINUE READING


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