Relative contributions of spousal support and illness appraisals to depressed mood in arthritis patients.

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OBJECTIVE To examine the ability of cognitive appraisals of illness and spousal support to modify depressed mood in arthritis patients. METHODS Psychosocial data were collected from 64 married patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) within 2 years of diagnosis and at an 18-month followup. RESULTS The interaction of challenge appraisals with positive… (More)

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