The level of coping of middle-aged individuals with rheumatoid arthritis
Date of Completion
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Adaptation, Psychological, Arthritis, Rheumatoid
The descriptive method was used in this study. The respondents were 100 middle-aged (35-60 years old) individuals with rheumatoid arthritis from the out-patient department of De La Salle University Medical Center and Dr. Jose P. Rizal Hospital and National Medical Research Center selected using purposive sampling technique. A self-made questionnaire was employed to collect the data. The statistical tests applied were mean, frequency distribution, t-test and f-test. The study concluded that, 1) Most of the respondents were male, Catholic, non-working, and experienced the occurrence of the disease for one (1) year or more; 2) In terms of emotional, physical, and psychological status, the respondents have a great degree of coping to the pain they felt because of this disease; 3) All of the demographic factors showed a significant difference in the level of coping of middle-aged individuals with rheumatoid arthritis in terms of emotional aspect except for educational attainment where it showed no significant difference. In terms of physical aspect, the educational attainment is the only demographic factor that showed a significant difference to the level of coping of middle-aged individuals while the gender, religion, occupation, and duration of occurrence of the disease showed no significant difference. With regards to psychological aspect, religion and educational attainment showed a significant difference in the level of coping while gender, occupation, and duration of occurrence of the disease showed no significant difference.
Santillan, J., Silot, R., Saulog, L., Toledano, C. E., & Torres, J. M. (2005). The level of coping of middle-aged individuals with rheumatoid arthritis. [Bachelor's thesis, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute]. GreenPrints. https://greenprints.dlshsi.edu.ph/bsn/326/