The Relation of Resilience and Resilience-Related Factors with Fatigue in Rheumatic Patients

Guddorf, Laura (2016) The Relation of Resilience and Resilience-Related Factors with Fatigue in Rheumatic Patients.

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Abstract:Rheumatic disorders are common and have far reaching consequences. Among others, fatigue is a symptom from which patients suffer substantially. But fatigue is largely ignored in treatment decisions. One possible way to target fatigue in the treatment of rheumatic patients might be through resilience. The positive effects of resilience and related factors such as positive affect, acceptance and engaged living are well established in pain research. The relations of resilience and related factors with fatigue is less studied. The present study aims at investigating these relations. Results show that both resilience as trait and as ability seem to be important to fatigue. The mediating effect of positive affect underlines the importance of promoting positive affect in the face of adversity. Including fatigue in treatment decisions and target it through resilience and positive affect might have beneficial effects for rheumatic patients.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/71284
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