Dyadic Coping Within Couples Dealing With Breast Cancer: A Longitudinal, Population-Based Study

Nina Rottmann*, Dorte Gilsa Hansen, Pia Veldt Larsen, Anne Nicolaisen, Henrik Flyger, Christoffer Johansen, Mariet Hagedoorn

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Abstract

Objective: The way couples deal with stressors is likely to influence their adjustment after breast cancer diagnosis. Based on the systemic-transactional model, this study examined whether the supportive, delegated and negative dyadic coping provided by patients and partners and their common dyadic coping as a couple were associated with change in relationship quality and depressive symptoms over time. Method: Women with breast cancer and their male partners (N = 538 couples) participated in a longitudinal study (Time 1,

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)486-495
Number of pages10
JournalHealth Psychology
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May-2015

Keywords

  • couples
  • breast cancer
  • dyadic coping
  • relationship quality
  • depressive symptoms
  • ADJUSTMENT
  • DISTRESS
  • PARTNERS
  • WOMEN
  • ADAPTATION
  • SUPPORT
  • GUIDELINES
  • SURVIVORS
  • SPOUSES
  • PATIENT

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