Sense of coherence--a protective factor for depression in rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Buechi1998SenseOC,
  title={Sense of coherence--a protective factor for depression in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Stefan Buechi and Tom Sensky and Simon Allard and Thomas Stoll and Ulrich Schnyder and Richard Klaghofer and Claus Buddeberg},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1998},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={869-75}
}
OBJECTIVE A stress-vulnerability model of depression was investigated in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Antonovsky's Sense of Coherence (SOC) was examined as a factor protecting against depression. METHOD Relationships between sociodemographic factors, disease activity, functional impairment, pain, depression, and SOC were assessed using multivariate methods in a cross sectional sample of 89 consecutive outpatients with RA. RESULTS Increased prevalence of depression was associated… CONTINUE READING

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