For better or for worse: a longitudinal study on dyadic coping and quality of life among couples with a partner suffering from COPD

@article{Vaske2015ForBO,
  title={For better or for worse: a longitudinal study on dyadic coping and quality of life among couples with a partner suffering from COPD},
  author={Isabelle Vaske and Maximiliane Florentine Th{\"o}ne and Kerstin Kuehl and Daniel Christian Keil and Wolfgang Schuermann and Winfried Rief and Nikola Maria Stenzel},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={38},
  pages={851-862}
}
In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, impairments of dyadic coping are associated with reduced quality of life. However, existing studies have a cross-sectional design. The present study explores changes in dyadic coping over time and its long-term effects on quality of life of both patients suffering from COPD and their partners. Dyadic coping, psychological distress, health-related quality of life, and exercise capacity were assessed in 63 patients suffering from COPD with their partners… CONTINUE READING

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