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dc.contributor.authorNorton, Sam
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Lyndsay D.
dc.contributor.authorChilcot, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorSacker, Amanda
dc.contributor.authorvan Os, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Adam
dc.contributor.authorDone, D.J.
dc.identifier.citationNorton , S , Hughes , L D , Chilcot , J , Sacker , A , van Os , S , Young , A & Done , D J 2014 , ' Negative and positive illness representations of rheumatoid arthritis : a latent profile analysis ' , Journal of Behavioral Medicine , vol. 37 , no. 3 , pp. 524-532 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 2929623
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: bf92f904-642e-4b26-bdd0-222e89c58842
dc.identifier.otherPubMed: 23543315
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84901607302
dc.description.abstractThis study extends previous work to consider whether individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be categorised into groups with similar illness representations. Data from 227 RA patients attending outpatient clinics were collected prospectively at two time points, 6 months apart. The optimal number of illness representation groups at the baseline assessment was identified using latent profile analysis. Two groups of individuals sharing similar illness perception profiles were identified. The smaller group (43 %), characterised by a negative representation of their illness, attributed more symptoms to their condition and reported stronger perceptions of the consequences, chronicity and cyclicality of their condition, and lower control compared to the positive representation group (57 %). Cross-sectionally, membership of the negative representation group was associated with higher levels of pain and functional disability and, longitudinally, with increases in levels of pain, functional disability and distress. These data highlight the central role of illness perceptions in RA and suggest that individuals with RA can be categorised into groups with similar illness representations.en
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Behavioral Medicine
dc.titleNegative and positive illness representations of rheumatoid arthritis : a latent profile analysisen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionPostgraduate Medicine
dc.contributor.institutionHealth Services and Medicine
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Lifespan and Chronic Illness Research
dc.contributor.institutionHealth and Clinical Psychology group
dc.contributor.institutionCognitive Neuropsychology
dc.contributor.institutionWeight and Obesity Research Group
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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