Quality of couples' relationship and adjustment to metastatic breast cancer.

  title={Quality of couples' relationship and adjustment to metastatic breast cancer.},
  author={Janine Giese-Davis and K S Hermanson and C. R. M. Koopman and Daniel M. Weibel and D. David Spiegel},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  volume={14 2},
This study examined mood disturbance among women with metastatic breast cancer in relationship to partnership status, relationship quality, and partner's coping and mood disturbance. These associations were examined within a total sample of 125 metastatic breast cancer patients and a subsample of 48 of these patients and their partners. Partnered and single women were indistinguishable in mood disturbance when household income was statistically controlled. Results also showed that patients were… CONTINUE READING

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