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Men's psychological functioning in the context of women's breast cancer.

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Baucom, DH; Kirby, JS; Pukay-Martin, ND; Porter, LS; Fredman, SJ; Gremore, TM; Keefe, FJ; Atkins, D
Published in: J Marital Fam Ther
April 2012

Previous research indicates that men are affected when their female partners have breast cancer. However, little is known about what predicts men's psychological well-being in this context. The current investigation involved couples in which the woman had early stage breast cancer and explored the degree to which men's positive and negative well-being was related to women's well-being, women's physical symptoms, relationship functioning, and relationship duration. The findings indicate that all of these factors play a role and interact in predicting men's well-being. In particular, when women have a high level of physical symptoms, the typical associations between men's well-being with women's well-being and relationship adjustment no longer persist. Implications for working with couples addressing health problems are provided.

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J Marital Fam Ther

DOI

EISSN

1752-0606

Publication Date

April 2012

Volume

38

Issue

2

Start / End Page

317 / 329

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Women
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Sexual Partners
  • Psychological Tests
  • Middle Aged
  • Men
  • Male
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Humans
  • Female
 

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Baucom, D. H., Kirby, J. S., Pukay-Martin, N. D., Porter, L. S., Fredman, S. J., Gremore, T. M., … Atkins, D. (2012). Men's psychological functioning in the context of women's breast cancer. J Marital Fam Ther, 38(2), 317–329. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-0606.2009.00133.x
Baucom, Donald H., Jennifer S. Kirby, Nicole D. Pukay-Martin, Laura S. Porter, Steffany J. Fredman, Tina M. Gremore, Francis J. Keefe, and David Atkins. “Men's psychological functioning in the context of women's breast cancer.J Marital Fam Ther 38, no. 2 (April 2012): 317–29. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-0606.2009.00133.x.
Baucom DH, Kirby JS, Pukay-Martin ND, Porter LS, Fredman SJ, Gremore TM, et al. Men's psychological functioning in the context of women's breast cancer. J Marital Fam Ther. 2012 Apr;38(2):317–29.
Baucom, Donald H., et al. “Men's psychological functioning in the context of women's breast cancer.J Marital Fam Ther, vol. 38, no. 2, Apr. 2012, pp. 317–29. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/j.1752-0606.2009.00133.x.
Baucom DH, Kirby JS, Pukay-Martin ND, Porter LS, Fredman SJ, Gremore TM, Keefe FJ, Atkins D. Men's psychological functioning in the context of women's breast cancer. J Marital Fam Ther. 2012 Apr;38(2):317–329.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Marital Fam Ther

DOI

EISSN

1752-0606

Publication Date

April 2012

Volume

38

Issue

2

Start / End Page

317 / 329

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Women
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Sexual Partners
  • Psychological Tests
  • Middle Aged
  • Men
  • Male
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Humans
  • Female