- Effect of couple illness perception congruence on psychological adjustment in women with rheumatoid arthritisKatherine Regan Sterba
Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Health Psychol 27:221-9. 2008..To characterize similarities and differences in illness perceptions between women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and their husbands, and examine whether illness perception congruence predicted wives' subsequent psychological adjustment...
- Developing and testing a measure of dyadic efficacy for married women with rheumatoid arthritis and their spousesKatherine Regan Sterba
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Arthritis Rheum 57:294-302. 2007..We assessed both partners' perceptions of confidence about working together as a team to manage women's illness-related challenges...
- Developing a spouse version of the Illness Perception Questionnaire-Revised (IPQ-R) for husbands of women with rheumatoid arthritisKatherine Regan Sterba
University of Texas, Austin, 78701, USA
Psychol Health 24:473-87. 2009..The factor structure was replicated in the same sample at follow-up (n = 165). This study introduces an instrument to assess spouse beliefs about RA that may help to elucidate the role of spousal relationships in illness adaptation...