Title: Are illness perception and coping style associated with the delay between symptom onset and the first general practitioner consultation in early rheumatoid arthritis management? An exploratory study within the CareRA trial
Authors: Van der Elst, Kristien ×
De Cock, Diederik
Vecoven, E
Arat, Seher
Meyfroidt, Sabrina
Joly, Jo
Moons, Philip
Verschueren, Patrick
Westhovens, Rene
CareRA Study Group #
Issue Date: May-2016
Publisher: Scandinavian University Press
Series Title: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology vol:45 issue:3 pages:171-178
Abstract: Persons who are later diagnosed with early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA) often delay their first contact with a health professional after symptom onset. Besides initial symptoms, psychosocial characteristics of individuals may influence their help-seeking behaviour. We explored the role of disease characteristics, illness perception, and coping in patient-related delay before treatment initiation in recently diagnosed patients with ERA.
ISSN: 0300-9742
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center (+)
Academic Centre for Nursing and Midwifery
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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