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Pain, social support and depressive symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: testing the stress-buffering hypothesis

Brandstetter, Susanne, Riedelbeck, Gertraud, Steinmann, Mark, Ehrenstein, Boris, Loss, Julika and Apfelbacher, Christian (2017) Pain, social support and depressive symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: testing the stress-buffering hypothesis. Rheumatology International 37 (6), pp. 931-936.

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Abstract

This study investigated as to how social support influences health among people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We refer to the stress-buffering hypothesis of social support which suggests that the negative consequences of stressors on health outcomes can be buffered by social support. In this study, pain represents a stressor and depressive symptoms represent negative health outcomes. It was ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2017
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Orthopädie
Medicine > Institut für Epidemiologie und Präventivmedizin > Medical Sociology
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10.1007/s00296-017-3651-3DOI
Keywords:DISEASE-ACTIVITY; HEALTH; PREVALENCE; Social support; Stress-buffering hypothesis; Depression; Rheumatoid arthritis
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:38961
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