زوج های با درد مزمن: تعاملات زناشویی ادراک شده و رفتارهای درد
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|76253||2006||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||7586 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Pain, Volume 123, Issues 1–2, July 2006, Pages 53–63
Patient adjustment to chronic pain is well known to be influenced by the spouse and his or her response to patient expressions of pain. However, these responses do not occur in a vacuum, and the aim of the present study was to investigate patient–spouse interactions in chronic pain in detail. Ninety-five patient–spouse dyads completed questionnaires relating to mood, marital satisfaction and communication, and 80 couples also took part in semi-structured interviews. Data were analysed using quantitative and qualitative methods. Results showed that spouses of chronic pain patients reported engaging in a far wider repertoire of responses to pain behaviours than has been recognised to date. New response categories of ‘hostile-solicitous’ and ‘observe only’ were identified. Patients generally interpreted solicitous responses less favourably than spouse responses which encouraged task persistence. Male spouses identified fewer pain-related situations than female spouses but were more likely to report responding solicitously to patient pain behaviours. Marital satisfaction was significantly higher in patients who rated themselves as talking more frequently about their pain. Spouse perceived frequency of pain talk was not related to spouse marital satisfaction. There were no gender differences in marital satisfaction. The results of this study challenge some of the assumptions that have been held regarding chronic pain patient–spouse interactions.