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ERIC Number: EJ1056871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
A Dyadic Approach: Applying a Developmental-Conceptual Model to Couples Coping with Chronic Illness
Checton, Maria G.; Magsamen-Conrad, Kate; Venetis, Maria K.; Greene, Kathryn
Health Education & Behavior, v42 n2 p257-267 Apr 2015
The purpose of the present study was to apply Berg and Upchurch's developmental-conceptual model toward a better understanding of how couples cope with chronic illness. Specifically, a model was hypothesized in which proximal factors (relational quality), dyadic appraisal (illness interference), and dyadic coping (partner support) influence adjustment (health condition management). The study was cross-sectional and included 308 dyads in which one partner has a chronic health condition. The actor partner interdependence model shows how congruence and noncongruence in relational quality, dyadic appraisal, and dyadic coping influence dyadic adjustment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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