The impact of passive coping on rheumatoid arthritis pain.

  title={The impact of passive coping on rheumatoid arthritis pain.},
  author={Tanya Covic and Barbara Adamson and Monica Hough},
  volume={39 9},
OBJECTIVE To determine the ability of coping to predict pain. METHODS Data on 111 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients (86 women and 25 men) were gathered from a mail survey. Statistical analyses were conducted on a range of clinical and psychological variables: physical disability, disease duration, pain, depression, helplessness, and passive and active coping. Pain was measured with both the pain subscale of the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales and a visual analogue scale, and coping was… CONTINUE READING

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