Social network characteristics in fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Bolwijn1994SocialNC,
  title={Social network characteristics in fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Paulien H. Bolwijn and M H van Santen-Hoeufft and H M Baars and S j van der Linden},
  journal={Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association},
  year={1994},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={
          46-9
        }
}
  • Paulien H. Bolwijn, M H van Santen-Hoeufft, +1 author S j van der Linden
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    Arthritis care and research…
    1994
  • Medicine
  • PURPOSE To describe trends in the personal social network characteristics of the fibromyalgia patients compared with the network of patients with another chronic disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS A structured interview was applied to 10 fibromyalgia patients and 10 matched RA patients. RESULTS The networks of the 10 fibromyalgia and 10 RA patients were comparable in most respects, namely: the small number of intimate friends, the reliance for support on the spouse and the… CONTINUE READING

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