ERIC Number: EJ902240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
The Relevance of Depressive Symptoms and Social Support to Disability in Women with Multiple Sclerosis or Fibromyalgia
Phillips, Lorraine J.
International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, v33 n2 p142-150 Jun 2010
Multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia syndrome may spur substantial disability for those affected. Using structural equation modeling, this secondary analysis examined predictors of disability in women with multiple sclerosis (n = 118) and fibromyalgia syndrome (n = 197) recruited for separate wellness studies. Greater functional limitations, lower economic adequacy, less social support, and higher depressive symptoms predicted greater disability in both groups. The final multigroup model showed good fit [chi][superscript 2] [(111, n = 315) = 135.92, comparative fit index = 0.99, root mean square error of approximation = 0.03] and identified similarities and differences across groups.
Descriptors: Females, Structural Equation Models, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Social Support Groups, Chronic Illness, Pain, Disabilities, Predictor Variables, Economic Factors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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