The subjective vitality scale is an indicator of physical and psychological health amongst rheumatoid arthritis patients

P. Rouse, J. Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, G. Metsios, C.-A. Yu, N. Ntoumanis, G. Kitas, J.L. Duda

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Background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most prevalent chronic inflammatory arthritis characterized by periods of remission and flares in disease activity unique to each individual. Consequently, patients with RA experience fluctuations in both physical and psychological health and well-being (1). Subjective vitality is an indicator of positive health/optimal functioning and has been conceptualised as a sense of being alive and full of energy. Therefore, if the Subjective Vitality Scale (2) demonstrates convergent validity with indicators of physical and psychological health in RA patients, it could provide a brief and clinically relevant assessment tool. Objectives To investigate the associations between subjective vitality and indicators of physical health (i.e. physical function and cardio-respiratory fitness), and psychological health (i.e. quality of life, fatigue, depression and anxiety) amongst RA patients. Methods Patients with RA (N=106, age 54.5±12.3 years, 68% women) completed a questionnaire pack and an exercise tolerance test to assess cardio-respiratory fitness (VO2max).The Subjective Vitality Scale contains five items (e.g. “I feel alive and full of vitality”). Participants responded to how much vitality, over the last two weeks, they felt, using a scale anchored by 1 (not at all true) and 7 (very true). Participants were also asked to complete the following measures: Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue to measure physical function, (3) Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scales, (4) Health Assessment Questionnaire to measure physical function (5) and the EuroQol (6). A blood sample was provided to measure C-reactive protein, an indicator of disease activity. Results Partial correlations were conducted controlling for age, gender and disease activity.
LanguageEnglish
Article numberAB1161-HPR
Pages1221
Number of pages1
JournalAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Volume73
Issue number2
DOIs
StatusPublished - 1 Jun 2014
EventAnnual European Congress of Rheumatology - Paris, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jun 201414 Jun 2014

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Rheumatoid Arthritis
Health
Psychology
Fatigue
Anxiety
Fatigue of materials
Depression
Exercise Tolerance
Exercise Test
C-Reactive Protein
Arthritis
Blood
Quality of Life
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • C reactive protein
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • patient
  • human
  • rheumatology
  • rheumatic disease
  • health
  • fitness
  • disease activity
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • quality of life
  • convergent validity
  • wellbeing
  • questionnaire
  • exercise tolerance
  • remission
  • health care personnel
  • laryngeal mask
  • blood sampling
  • Health Assessment Questionnaire
  • Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
  • gender
  • female

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The subjective vitality scale is an indicator of physical and psychological health amongst rheumatoid arthritis patients. / Rouse, P.; Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.; Metsios, G.; Yu, C.-A.; Ntoumanis, N.; Kitas, G.; Duda, J.L.

In: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, Vol. 73, No. 2, AB1161-HPR, 01.06.2014, p. 1221.

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Rouse, P. ; Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J. ; Metsios, G. ; Yu, C.-A. ; Ntoumanis, N. ; Kitas, G. ; Duda, J.L. / The subjective vitality scale is an indicator of physical and psychological health amongst rheumatoid arthritis patients. In: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. 2014 ; Vol. 73, No. 2. pp. 1221.
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