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J Health Psychol. 2004 Sep;9(5):677-95.

The role of social support in coping with daily pain among patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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University of British Columbia, Canada. susanholtzman@yahoo.com

Abstract

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.

PMID:
15310421
DOI:
10.1177/1359105304045381
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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