Links Between Communication and Relationship Satisfaction Among Patients With Cancer and Their Spouses: Results of a Fourteen-Day Smartphone-Based Ecological Momentary Assessment Study

  title={Links Between Communication and Relationship Satisfaction Among Patients With Cancer and Their Spouses: Results of a Fourteen-Day Smartphone-Based Ecological Momentary Assessment Study},
  author={Shelby L. Langer and Joan M Romano and Michael Todd and Timothy J. Strauman and Francis J. Keefe and Karen L. Syrjala and Jonathan B Bricker and Neeta Ghosh and John W Burns and Niall Bolger and Blair Puleo and Julie R. Gralow and Veena Shankaran and Kelly E. Westbrook and S. Yousuf Zafar and Laura S. Porter},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
Cancer treatment poses significant challenges not just for those diagnosed with the disease but also for their intimate partners. Evidence suggests that couples' communication plays a major role in the adjustment of both individuals and in the quality of their relationship. Most descriptive studies linking communication to adjustment have relied on traditional questionnaire methodologies and cross-sectional designs, limiting external validity and discernment of temporal patterns. Using the… 

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