Chronic pain in a couples context: a review and integration of theoretical models and empirical evidence.

@article{Leonard2006ChronicPI,
  title={Chronic pain in a couples context: a review and integration of theoretical models and empirical evidence.},
  author={Michelle T. Leonard and Annmarie Cano and Ayna Beate Johansen},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={377-90}
}
UNLABELLED Researchers have become increasingly interested in the social context of chronic pain conditions. The purpose of this article is to provide an integrated review of the evidence linking marital functioning with chronic pain outcomes including pain severity, physical disability, pain behaviors, and psychological distress. We first present an overview of existing models that identify an association between marital functioning and pain variables. We then review the empirical evidence for… CONTINUE READING

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