Psychological well-being among people with recently diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis. Do self-perceptions of abilities make a difference?
Journal Article (Journal Article)
OBJECTIVE: Satisfaction with abilities and perceived importance of abilities are 2 factors involved in the process of self-evaluation. We examined the role that these factors play in adjustment to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Data were collected, via telephone interview and mailed questionnaire, from 234 individuals with recently diagnosed RA. Disease severity information was obtained from participants' physicians. RESULTS: Consistent with study hypotheses, satisfaction was associated with psychological well-being only among those who viewed as very important the abilities being evaluated. CONCLUSION: These findings increase understanding of the conditions under which low levels of satisfaction are likely to be associated with psychological distress.
- Blalock, SJ; DeVellis, BM; DeVellis, RF; Giorgino, KB; Sauter, SV; Jordan, JM; Keefe, FJ; Mutran, EJ
- November 1992
Volume / Issue
- 35 / 11
Start / End Page
- 1267 - 1272
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States