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Psychosocial Factors in Arthritis

Perspectives on Adjustment and Management

Editors: Nicassio, Perry M. (Ed.)

  • ​​​​​​​​Serves as a practical guide to help rheumatologists and behavioral medicine specialists understand the psychosocial factors affecting the arthritis patient 
  • Provides a synthesis of the vast research conducted on arthritis, setting the stage for better care 
  • Promotes a scholarly approach tailored specifically to arthritis populations
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About this book

This book 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.  

About the authors

Perry M. Nicassio, Ph.D. Clinical Professor Department of Psychiatry University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, USA

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • The Importance of the Biopsychosocial Model for Understanding the Adjustment to Arthritis

    Sumner, Lekeisha A., PhD, ABPP (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • Mechanisms of Arthritis Pain

    Williams, David A., PhD (et al.)

    Pages 21-34

  • Understanding and Enhancing Pain Coping in Patients with Arthritis Pain

    Somers, Tamara J., PhD (et al.)

    Pages 35-52

  • Psychological Factors in Arthritis: Cause or Consequence?

    Harris, Melissa L., PhD

    Pages 53-77

  • Stress in Arthritis

    Kothari, Dhwani J., MA (et al.)

    Pages 79-95

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22858-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22857-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychosocial Factors in Arthritis
Book Subtitle
Perspectives on Adjustment and Management
Editors
  • Perry M. Nicassio
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22858-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22858-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22857-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 295
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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