Harry Robinson, Sc.D.; Robert F. Kirk Jr., M.S.; Roland F. Frye, Ph.D.; James T. Robertson, M.D.
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A previous study found evidence of a personality profile in patients with rheumatoid arthritis compared with three groups of patients with chronic nonpainful diseases. To see whether these results represented a unique rheumatoid arthritis personality or a reflection of the pain forcing patients to a common personality mold, three additional groups of patients were formed and tested. Again the instrument used was Cattell's 16 Personality Factor test. The first group consisted of "new" patients with rheumatoid arthritis with a recent medical diagnosis and "old" rheumatoid arthritis patients who were diagnosed more than 3 years before testing; the second group was
Robinson H, Kirk RF, Frye RF, et al. A Psychological Study of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Painful Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:881–882. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-881_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):881-882.
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