Rheumatoid Arthritis: Psychosocial Aspects

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Abstract

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease, which is accompanied by swollen and painful joints, fatigue and limitations in physical functioning. Psychological reactions to disease symptoms and related attitudes and psychological characteristics of patients clearly influence the impact of disease symptoms on psychological distress and well-being, on daily activities and on social participation. In addition to pharmacological treatment of disease activity, regular monitoring of patient-reported symptoms and timely psychological stepped care approaches seem the best way to support and empower patients to successfully adapt to RA and to live a meaningful life with RA
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition)
EditorsJames D. Wright
PublisherElsevier
Pages655-659
ISBN (Print)978-0-08-097087-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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PublisherElsevier

Keywords

  • METIS-310383
  • IR-95756

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Bode, C., & Taal, E. (2015). Rheumatoid Arthritis: Psychosocial Aspects. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition) (pp. 655-659). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.14122-4