Prevalence and correlates of the type A behavior pattern in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

M. K. Potts, B. P. Katz, K. D. Brandt

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Abstract

The Type A behavior pattern was noted less frequently in a group of 60 patients with rheumatoid arthritis than was expected based on standardized norms for the Jenkins Activity Survey. Patients manifesting Type A behavior with respect to factors of Speed and Impatience and Job Involvement tended to have better physical status than those exhibiting Type B behavior. These aspects of the Type A behavior pattern may be associated with good physical health in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)699-706
Number of pages8
JournalPsychological reports
Volume57
Issue number3 I
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

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  • Psychology(all)

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