New Study Suggests Benefit of Pain Coping Skills for Lupus Patients

Results from a new study of people with SLE conducted by researchers at Duke University Medical Center were published April 13 in Arthritis Care & Research. Findings showed that how patients deal with pain is related to their experience of SLE symptoms that are resistant to medical therapy, such as pain, stiffness, fatigue, and psychological distress. Investigators conclude that teaching patients strategies for coping with pain may be helpful.

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