Theorizing about social support and health communication in a prostate cancer support group.

@article{Arrington2010TheorizingAS,
  title={Theorizing about social support and health communication in a prostate cancer support group.},
  author={Michael Irvin Arrington},
  journal={Journal of psychosocial oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={260-8}
}
This article inquires into whether and how uncertainty reduction theory and problematic integration theory, two theories relevant to social support as enacted within a chapter of the Man-to-Man prostate cancer support group, inform us of how such groups can assist group members most effectively. Interview data from members of a prostate cancer support group shed light on theoretical assumptions about uncertainty. Although the group applies elements of both theories, prostate cancer survivors… CONTINUE READING

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