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Data from a community-based, relatively high-functioning cohort of men and women, aged 70–79, were used to test hypotheses relating the quantity and quality of social relationships to levels of urinary norepinephrine, epinephrine, and Cortisol. For men, multivariate models adjusting for age,...
Research on a range of illnesses has demonstrated a protective effect for social ties and social support, and has begun to address the potential mechanisms by which this effect is brought about. More recently, researchers examining the positive effects of social ties have also uncovered...
Refinements in a social learning perspective on the role of the family in the adaptation and adjustment of chronically ill individuals have been proposed and empirical tests of the validity of the model are beginning to be described. This article will describe an integrative cognitive-behavioral...
This article reviews a number of issues related to married couples' coping with and adjustment to chronic physical illness. Spouses occupy a dual role in the coping process, as primary provider of support to the ill partner and as a family member who needs support in coping with the...
In this article, a family systems theoretical framework is described for understanding the reciprocal relationships between chronic illness in a family member and the structure and functioning of the family system. The reciprocal impacts between the illness, individual development, and family...
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