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Depression and level of functioning in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Beckham, JC; D'Amico, CJ; Rice, JR; Jordan, JS; Divine, GW; Brook, WB
Published in: Can J Psychiatry
October 1992

This study examined the degree to which depression is related to physical and psychosocial dysfunction. The Beck Depression Inventory and the Sickness Impact Profile were administered to 34 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Information on the demographic variables (age and employment status) and medical status variables (duration of disease and functional classification) were collected for each patient. Regression analyses revealed that depression was an important predictor of total, physical and psychosocial sickness-related behavioural dysfunction. The proportion of variance attributed to depression was moderate to large and was significant even after controlling for important demographic and medical status variables. These results suggest that depression is an important factor to be considered when evaluating the clinical significance of physical and psychosocial dysfunction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Can J Psychiatry

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ISSN

0706-7437

Publication Date

October 1992

Volume

37

Issue

8

Start / End Page

539 / 543

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Adjustment
  • Sick Role
  • Rehabilitation, Vocational
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Personality Inventory
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
 

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Beckham, J. C., D’Amico, C. J., Rice, J. R., Jordan, J. S., Divine, G. W., & Brook, W. B. (1992). Depression and level of functioning in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Can J Psychiatry, 37(8), 539–543. https://doi.org/10.1177/070674379203700803
Beckham, J. C., C. J. D’Amico, J. R. Rice, J. S. Jordan, G. W. Divine, and W. B. Brook. “Depression and level of functioning in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.Can J Psychiatry 37, no. 8 (October 1992): 539–43. https://doi.org/10.1177/070674379203700803.
Beckham JC, D’Amico CJ, Rice JR, Jordan JS, Divine GW, Brook WB. Depression and level of functioning in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Can J Psychiatry. 1992 Oct;37(8):539–43.
Beckham, J. C., et al. “Depression and level of functioning in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.Can J Psychiatry, vol. 37, no. 8, Oct. 1992, pp. 539–43. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/070674379203700803.
Beckham JC, D’Amico CJ, Rice JR, Jordan JS, Divine GW, Brook WB. Depression and level of functioning in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Can J Psychiatry. 1992 Oct;37(8):539–543.
Journal cover image

Published In

Can J Psychiatry

DOI

ISSN

0706-7437

Publication Date

October 1992

Volume

37

Issue

8

Start / End Page

539 / 543

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Adjustment
  • Sick Role
  • Rehabilitation, Vocational
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Personality Inventory
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female