The psychological impact of arthritis: the effects of illness perception and coping

@article{Zyrianova2011ThePI,
  title={The psychological impact of arthritis: the effects of illness perception and coping},
  author={Yulia Zyrianova and Brendan Desmond Kelly and Jim Sheehan and Ciana McCarthy and Timothy G. Dinan},
  journal={Irish Journal of Medical Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={180},
  pages={203-210}
}
BackgroundCoping and illness perception are considered to be important contributors in the relationship between physical and psychological factors in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).AimsThe aim of this study was to examine the complex relationship of coping and illness perception on physical and psychological factors in RA using a structural model.MethodsWe assessed coping, illness perception, depression, anxiety, pain, arthritis-related disability and perceived social support in 68 adults with RA… CONTINUE READING

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