The Role of Social Support in Coping with Daily Pain among Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Title

The Role of Social Support in Coping with Daily Pain among Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Creator

Holtzman S; Newth S; DeLongis A

Publisher

Journal Of Health Psychology

Date

2004

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Adult; Questionnaires; Aged; Middle Aged; social support; Chronic Pain; 80 and over; Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support; Adaptation; Psychological; Arthritis; social support; Social Support and Chronic Pain; coping; Pain/etiology/psychology/therapy; Rheumatoid/complications

Description

Using a daily process methodology, the current study examined the role of social support in coping and pain severity among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Seventy-three adults with RA completed a structured record twice daily for one week on pain severity, pain coping, satisfaction with support and disappointment in support. Findings suggested that support influenced pain indirectly, by encouraging the use of specific coping strategies, as well as impacting coping effectiveness. Satisfaction with support was associated with adaptive and maladaptive coping, while disappointment was associated with maladaptive coping. Findings highlight the importance of close others in promoting adaptive coping strategies.
2004-09

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

677-695

Issue

5

Volume

9

Citation

Holtzman S; Newth S; DeLongis A, “The Role of Social Support in Coping with Daily Pain among Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 17, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12609.

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