Navigation Links
Personality Impacts Arthritis

The personality of a patient can have a major impact on how susceptible they are to long-term problems from rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research. The published study explains doctors need to pay attention to factors// not related to the disease when they screen at-risk patients.

There is no doubt being diagnosed with a chronic, disabling disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can have a significant impact on a person's life. Patients have to deal with a potentially uncontrollable, unpredictable, long-term condition that can have a physical, psychological and social impact on their life. While many patients adjust to this change, it's estimated 20 percent suffer heightened levels of anxiety and depression. Researchers from The Netherlands looked at the role of personality characteristics to determine who is best able to cope with a diagnosis.

Researchers studied 78 patients who were diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. The patients were assessed for anxiety and depressed mood at the time of the diagnosis and again after three and five years. Researchers looked at the role of neuroticism (a person who is overanxious, oversensitive and obsessive), clinical status, disease influence on daily life, and major life events. They also looked at coping and social support at the time of diagnosis.

The study finds a worse clinical status, more neuroticism, and lower education level at the time of diagnosis were significantly related to an increased psychological distress at the three- and five-year follow-up. However, the personality characteristics of neuroticism proved to be the most consistent and effective predictor of anxiety and depression after three and five years.

Researchers feel the study shows the importance of paying close attention to factors other than the disease when studying risk factors for heightened distress over time. Authors write, "In addition, screening patients with lower education levels and highe r levels of neuroticism may be highly recommended in clinical practice, since these patients are known to report physical symptoms that do not stem purely from rheumatoid arthritis disease activity."


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Personality profiles of gamblers and substance abusers are similar
2. Negative Effects of Asthma Can Be Countered With Personality changes
3. ADHD Risk Pronounced in Children with Extreme Personality Traits
4. Suicide Attempts Shoot Up Among Alcoholics with Personality Disorder
5. Sound Of Sneezing Could Speak About Ones Personality Traits
6. Personality Disorders Caused Army To Let Go Of 1,000 Soldiers
7. Myth of Type-A-Personality Linked to Heart Disease Busted
8. The Persona of Cancer Affected By Personality?
9. Attitude Towards Ethnic Identity Impacts Stress Levels
10. Another ray of hope for Arthritis Sufferers
11. Naked DNA Vaccination May Conquer Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/17/2017)... , ... August 17, 2017 , ... ... an opportunity for IDNs and healthcare systems to interact with their GPO and ... and Karla Barber, RN, BCN, CVAHP, System Director of Clinical Value Analytics, have ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... ... August 17, 2017 , ... ... herself once more by being among Houston’s first plastic surgeons to offer boutique ... plastic surgery care without disrupting busy schedules and maintaining the utmost discretion in ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... ... August 17, 2017 , ... The Skoll ... of bold systems change models helping to achieve progress towards the Sustainable Development ... 2017, “We the Future: Accelerating Sustainable Development Solutions” at TED Theater in New ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... ... August 17, 2017 , ... Aeroflow Healthcare today announced ... America’s fastest growing private companies. Inc. magazine ranked Aeroflow Healthcare #2450 on its ... , The Inc. 5000 represents the most comprehensive study of American entrepreneurial ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... ... August 17, 2017 , ... In its just released ... Mills and Harry Nelson. This is the third consecutive year that Hardiman and Mills ... Nelson were both recognized for expertise in Health Care Law while Mills was recognized ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/17/2017)... , August 17, 2017 DarioHealth ... Company with mobile health and big data solutions, ... agreements with domestic and non-U.S. investors for the ... and shares of the Company,s newly designated Series ... offerings. The Company expects to conduct a closing ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... Bio-Ess Laboratories, LLC Chief Science Officer, Dr. Adam Elhofy ... data on Cell-Ess® Universal Titer Boost at the 9 th ... August 21-25.  The Bioprocessing Summit convenes more than 1,000 international bioprocess ... ... Cell-Ess ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... Aug. 15, 2017   Mostyn Law and Gulf Coast ... Houston, Texas . The Mostyn Law family has ... years. That is why Mostyn Law is partnering with ... to show its appreciation. Blood supplies are running low. ... short of hospital needs in August. That is why the blood ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: