Research: GIO-FITMAN, Columbia Mich

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GIO-FITMAN, Columbia Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL USA reviews (22 references) the effects of psychological stress upon the immune system and how stress is linked to onset of disease and exacerbation in rheumatoid arthritis patients . Flare-ups of disease may be preceded by stress. The author writes that adult health and advanced practice nurses should focus upon assessing patients for symptoms of stress, identify methods of coping with stress and implement a number of stress-reduction techniques.






Gio-Fitman J. The role of psychological stress in rheumatoid arthritis. Medsurg Nurs 5(6): 422-6. Dec 1996.

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