Psychosocial Adjustment and Marital Intimacy Among Partners of Patients with Breast Cancer: A Comparison Study with Partners of Healthy Women

Helena Moreira, Maria Cristina Canavarro
2013 Journal of psychosocial oncology  
This cross-sectional study investigated the psychosocial adjustment of 70 partners of breast cancer patients by comparing their emotional adjustment and quality of life (QoL) with 70 partners of women without cancer. The role of marital intimacy in their adjustment and the moderating effect of group type were analyzed. The partners of breast cancer patients presented higher levels of anxious and depressive symptomatology; poor social, psychological, general and physical QoL; and higher levels
more » ... and higher levels of intimacy. The moderation analysis showed that higher levels of intimacy predicted lower levels of depression and anxiety and greater QoL only among the partners of cancer patients.
doi:10.1080/07347332.2013.778934 pmid:23656256 fatcat:kdwjn6immngvbpoq4qvoologrq