Can we talk? Developing a social support nursing intervention for couples.

@article{Daugherty2002CanWT,
  title={Can we talk? Developing a social support nursing intervention for couples.},
  author={Joann Daugherty and Lembi Saarmann and Barbara Riegel and Kristin Sornborger and Debra A Moser},
  journal={Clinical nurse specialist CNS},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={211-8}
}
Social support is an important influence on success during lifestyle modification attempts. According to the theory of expressed emotion, support that is perceived by the recipient as critical or overprotective is unhelpful and perhaps harmful. This article describes an intervention for couples and preliminary assessment of its feasibility and acceptability by the nurses who trialed it. Four staff nurses and 2 advanced practice nurses administered the intervention to 15 couples and reported on… CONTINUE READING

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