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Psychosocial Factors in Arthritis

Perspectives on Adjustment and Management

  • Perry M. Nicassio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Psychosocial Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David A. Williams, Kristine Phillips, Daniel J. Clauw
      Pages 21-34
    3. Tamara J. Somers, Sarah A. Kelleher, Rebecca A. Shelby, Hannah M. Fisher
      Pages 35-52
    4. Dhwani J. Kothari, Mary C. Davis, Kirti Thummala
      Pages 79-95
    5. Antoine R. Baldassari, Leigh F. Callahan
      Pages 97-115
    6. Faith S. Luyster
      Pages 151-164
    7. Adria N. Armbrister, Ana F. Abraído-Lanza
      Pages 179-193
  3. Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Desiree R. Azizoddin, Cinnamon Westbrook, Angelyna M. Lowe, Perry M. Nicassio
      Pages 197-212
    3. Perry M. Nicassio, Desiree R. Azizoddin
      Pages 273-288
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 289-295

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an overview and synthesis of the research on psychosocial variables that affect the adjustment to arthritis.  It also provides an integrative approach for the management and care of the arthritis patient. Many different psychological, social, and behavioral factors have been shown to affect the quality of life of arthritis patients beyond the effects of the disease and the response to medications and treatments. The book establishes a biopsychosocial framework for understanding the interplay between psychological and physical aspects of rheumatic disease and summarizes the research about the psychosocial aspects that affect patients with arthritis, including stress, social support, doctor-patient communication, and sleep patterns. It explores the practice of incorporating psychological and behavioral approaches in the rheumatology clinic in order to surmount the problems of access and enhance the quality of care, promotes a comprehensive perspective on the numerous issues affecting persons with arthritis, and provides clinical guidelines for management. Psychosocial Factors in Arthritis is a valuable resource for behavioral medicine researchers, behavioral clinicians, and a range of arthritis professionals, including rheumatologists, nurses, and other allied health service practitioners.  

 

Keywords

arthritis pain behavioral medicine biopsychosocial model clinical arthritis management psychological screening rheumatic disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Perry M. Nicassio
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22858-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22857-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22858-7
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