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Models of adjustment to chronic illness: using the example of rheumatoid arthritis

Walker, Janine; Jackson, Henry; Littlejohn, Geoffrey


There are a number of theoretical frameworks that attempt to explain how individuals may adjust to threats to health and serious physical illness. The three major paradigms that attempt to organize key components of health and adaptation to illness include the following: the biomedical model which emphasizes disease; psychological models of adaptation to illness; and biopsychosocial models with the latter two emphasizing health, functioning, and well-being. Each of these three major paradigms,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical Psychology Review
DOI: 10.1016/j.cpr.2004.03.001


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