Daily stressors and systemic lupus erythematosus: A longitudinal analysis - First findings

E. M. Wekking, A. J J M Vingerhoets, A. P. Van Dam, J. C. Nossent, A. J G Swaak

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Abstract

Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and a comparison group of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) completed the Dutch Everyday Problem Checklist and the Dutch Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale measuring physical and psychosocial aspects of illness. Both scales were completed 9 times at 6-week intervals. In addition several hematological and serological parameters were assayed. Analysis over several time points resulted in only weak correlations between the variables under study. The most remarkable finding of this study was that in SLE patients number and intensity of daily stressors are more strongly related to physical and psychosocial status than in RA patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-113
Number of pages6
JournalPsychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Volume55
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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    Wekking, E. M., Vingerhoets, A. J. J. M., Van Dam, A. P., Nossent, J. C., & Swaak, A. J. G. (1991). Daily stressors and systemic lupus erythematosus: A longitudinal analysis - First findings. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 55(2-4), 108-113.