The role of marital interaction in chronic pain and depressive symptom severity.

@article{Kerns1990TheRO,
  title={The role of marital interaction in chronic pain and depressive symptom severity.},
  author={Robert D. Kerns and Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite and Steven Southwick and Earl L. Giller},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={1990},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={401-8}
}
Several investigators have noted the moderating role of the spouse in determining the severity and disability associated with the experience of chronic pain. In this study, pain-contingent responses from spouses, but not global marital satisfaction, accounted for a significant proportion of the variance in reported pain severity. Global marital satisfaction predicted depressive symptom severity. The interaction between global marital satisfaction and the reported frequency of punishing… CONTINUE READING

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