Racial differences in arthritis-related stress, chronic life stress, and depressive symptoms among women with arthritis: a contextual perspective.

@article{McIlvane2008RacialDI,
  title={Racial differences in arthritis-related stress, chronic life stress, and depressive symptoms among women with arthritis: a contextual perspective.},
  author={Jessica M McIlvane and Tamara A Baker and Chivon A. Mingo},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 5},
  pages={S320-7}
}
OBJECTIVES This study examined the effects of arthritis-related stress and chronic life stress on depressive symptoms among African Americans and Whites with arthritis. METHODS Participants included 175 African American and White women (aged 45-90) who completed structured questionnaires assessing arthritis-related stress (i.e., pain, functional impairment, perceived stress), chronic life stress (i.e., discrimination, financial stress, life stressors), and well-being (i.e., depressive… CONTINUE READING