Vulnerability and resilience in women with arthritis: test of a two-factor model.

  title={Vulnerability and resilience in women with arthritis: test of a two-factor model.},
  author={Bruce W. Smith and Alex J. Zautra},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={76 5},
The purpose of this study was to test a 2-factor model of affective health in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA; n = 82) or osteoarthritis (OA; n = 88). Positive and negative social interactions and affect were assessed for 11 consecutive weeks. For each participant, Vulnerability and Resilience factors were created from factor analyses of positive and negative personal characteristics, respectively. Multilevel analyses tested the hypothesis that weekly changes in social interactions or… 

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