Stress caused by rheumatoid arthritis: Relation among subjective stressors of the disease, disease status, and well-being

@article{Lankveld1993StressCB,
  title={Stress caused by rheumatoid arthritis: Relation among subjective stressors of the disease, disease status, and well-being},
  author={Wim G. J. M. van Lankveld and G{\'e}rard W. B. N{\"a}ring and C. van der Staak and Paul van't Pad Bosch and Leo B. A. van de Putte},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={16},
  pages={309-321}
}
Two integrated studies, examining the chronic stressors specific to the disease rheumatoid arthritis, are described. Pain, limitation, and dependence were rated as the most annoying chronic stressors of the disease. Pain was measured with the Visual Analog Scale and the McGill Pain Questionnaire. Both pain scores were only weakly related to the medical assessment variables. New scales were developed to measure perceived limitation and dependence. Perceived limitation was inversely related to… CONTINUE READING

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