Pain patients and marital relations.


Fifty-one subjects with chronic pain were assessed for couple functioning utilizing the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scale. In addition, they completed the Beck Depression Inventory. Results revealed serious difficulty in virtually all aspects of couple functioning for the subjects. Depressed subjects reported a higher level of couple dysfunction than the nondepressed group. Duration of pain was found to be unrelated to family adaptability, family cohesion, and family stability.

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@article{Thomas1989PainPA, title={Pain patients and marital relations.}, author={Marshall R. Thomas and Rekha Roy}, journal={The Clinical journal of pain}, year={1989}, volume={5 3}, pages={255-9} }