Quality of social support and associated social and psychological functioning in women with rheumatoid arthritis

Title

Quality of social support and associated social and psychological functioning in women with rheumatoid arthritis

Creator

Goodenow C; Reisine ST; Grady KE

Publisher

Health Psychology

Date

1990

Subject

social support; Mental Health; Social Support and Chronic Pain; Adjustment; Rheumatoid Arthritis; 21–65 yr old females with rheumatoid arthritis; quality of social support; social & psychological functioning; Social Interaction

Description

Investigated the relationship between health status, social integration, qualitative aspects of social support, and social and psychological functioning in 194 women (aged 21–65 yrs) with rheumatoid arthritis. Ss completed a telephone interview that included measures of these variables. Even after controlling for the influences of current physical limitations and social integration, qualitative dimensions of social support as measured by the Quality of Social Support Scale, a scale developed for this study, explained a significant proportion of the variance in home and family functioning and in depression. This demonstrates the importance of social support to both social and psychological functioning with a chronic, painful, and disabling disease. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)
1990

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation

Goodenow C; Reisine ST; Grady KE, “Quality of social support and associated social and psychological functioning in women with rheumatoid arthritis,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 23, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12391.