Prospective study of cancer patients and their spouses: the weakness of marital strength.

@article{Baider1998ProspectiveSO,
  title={Prospective study of cancer patients and their spouses: the weakness of marital strength.},
  author={Lea Baider and Uwe Koch and R Esacson and Atara Kaplan De-Nour},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={1998},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={49-56}
}
In a prospective study, 133 married cancer patients and their spouses were interviewed within a month of diagnosis and administered three self-reports: The Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) to assess psychological distress, the Impact of Events Scale (IES) to assess coping, and the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scales (FACES III) to assess family relations. Patients and spouses were moderately distressed. The patient's psychological distress was explained by the level of intrusion, by the spouse… CONTINUE READING