113 | P a g e 17. LIN 2011: Reframing the Situation - 1. Changing values It helps to think differently about my self-worth: don’t think that you are a failure because you can’t do the things you used to do think about the positive changes in your life focus on personal growth through adversity think positively about yourself and your body don’t worry about what others think' focus on your personal needs. RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 18. LIN 2011: Reframing the Situation - 2. Finding meaning Be altruistic and make a contribution that will help other people who are suffering. This will give a sense of meaning and purpose. RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 19. LIN 2011: Reframing the Situation - 3. Positive thinking Things aren’t as bad as they are for some others. Think positive. Recognise negative feelings and do something about them. Focus on positive changes in your life. Transform the meaning of RA. RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 20. KELLY 2017 : Maintaining control I want to have the choice about taking DMARDs, “Let me have the choice that I want to be treated aggressively . . . Don't take that away from me.” RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
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