The association of perceived partner-related social support with self-reported outcomes in women post-mastectomy

Ian Kudel, Robert Edwards, Srinivasa Raja, Jennifer Haythornthwaite, Leslie J. Heinberg

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Abstract

Marital satisfaction is an important indicator of adaptation in patients with cancer; however, its relationship to medium-to-long-term health-related outcomes is less well understood. Married women (N = 152) at least six months post-mastectomy were surveyed to determine whether marital satisfaction predicted non-weight-related body image distress (BID), pain impact, and mood, or whether the directionality of this association operated in reverse. Structural equation modeling indicated that the model predicting medium-to-long-term health-related outcomes from satisfaction better fit the data and that time influences mood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1030-1039
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume13
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008

Keywords

  • Body image
  • Marital satisfaction
  • Mastectomy
  • Mood
  • Pain impact

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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