Perceptions of their own health by spouses of cancer patients
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Perceptions of their own health by spouses of cancer patients by Dianne Cooney Miner

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Written in English


  • Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships.,
  • Nosophobia.

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Statementby LDianne Cooney Miner.
Series[Master"s theses / University Center at Binghamton, State University of New York -- no. 1253], Master"s theses (State University of New York at Binghamton) -- no. 1253.
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Pagination100 leaves ;
Number of Pages100
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Open LibraryOL22164124M

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Illness perceptions have proven to be predictive of coping and adjustment in many chronically ill patients. However, insights into illness perceptions of cancer patients are scarce. The purpose of the present study was to explore how a heterogeneous sample of cancer patients perceive their by: Methods: Fifty-three patients who underwent localised treatment for PC, and their spouses, completed an illness beliefs measure (the revised Illness Perception Questionnaire). Patients completed a QOL measure (the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – General) six months later. Results: Spouse timeline beliefs mediated the association Cited by: Learning from Patients and Their Spouses. February ; Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 6(); DOI: /Jv06n01_ Family systems theory emphasizes the interrelatedness of family members and their effects on one another 1; from this perspective, the effects of cancer on one member of the family can also affect the health and well-being of other family spouses experience high levels of stress after their partner has been diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening disease like cancer, and.

  Germino's [33] study of early-stage patients documented that patients, not spouses nor their adult children, ranked concern over work and finances as very high in importance. Likewise Gotay [28] found that % of the patients, and only % of their spouses, reported concern over the effect of the illness on the patient's job.   The research study 25 included patients with advanced cancer, their spouses, and at least one of their adult children (>18 years of age). Since the completion of the original research, families with AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, and cardiac disease have provided anecdotal validation of the findings from their experiences.   Your spouse or partner may feel just as scared by your cancer as you do. You both may feel anxious, helpless, or afraid. You may even find it hard to be taken care of by someone you love. Some relationships get stronger during cancer treatment. More He also worked with hundreds of patients in in-depth psychotherapy and led ongoing support groups for patients with colon cancer, prostate cancer, melanoma, and for husbands whose wives had cancer. All told, he met with over patients during his full time career.

  When your spouse is ill, you are often forced to take on responsibilities you never had before. You may suddenly find yourself juggling domestic duties and a full-time job. In time, you may begin to doubt whether you' are doing either well. Insecurities start to set in. Your spouse has lost interest in sex and intimacy.   Introduction. Cancer is a stressful event that affects all family members (Rees, Bath, & Lloyd-Williams, ).Moreover, it has been argued that partners of cancer patients experience the burden of the disease similar to the patient (Lewis, ).In addition to the life threatening aspects, uncertainty is one of the major stressors for the patient and their family. sis of having cancer may seem to preclude all other issues, nursing as-sessment and intervention should take normal developmental challenges into account. For example, the communication and care of a child with cancer may require more concrete interventions to promote age-appro-priate trust, self-control, guidance, and discipline. Objectives Cancer's insidious onset and potentially devastating outcomes have made it one of the most feared diseases of the 20th century. However, advances in early diagnosis and treatment mean that death rates are declining, and there are more than 30 million cancer survivors worldwide. This might be expected to result in more sanguine attitudes to the disease.