This article examines role stress, key psychosocial variables, and well-being in adults recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Patients recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis must often learn to balance disease and role-related responsibilities. This was cross-sectional, descriptive study (N = 80). Data were analyzed using correlation coefficients and linear regression models. Participants were predominantly female (78%), married, and employed. Mean age and disease duration were 54.2 years and 24.2 months, respectively. The findings suggest that well-being is influenced by feelings of being self-efficacious and having balance in their roles and less to do with social support received from others.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Health Psychology|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2017|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The study was funded by a New Investigator Award from the Arthritis Foundation, Atlanta, GA, USA.
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- chronic illness
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology