Monthly Archives: October 2019

The pains and reliefs of the transitions into and out of spousal caregiving. A cross-national comparison of the health consequences of caregiving by gender.






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The pains and reliefs of the transitions into and out of spousal caregiving. A cross-national comparison of the health consequences of caregiving by gender.
Soc Sci Med. 2019 Aug 27;240:112517
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Couples’ catastrophizing and co-rumination: Dyadic diary study of patient fatigue after cancer






CONCLUSIONS: Spouse catastrophizing contributes to patient fatigue severity through couples’ ruminative communications. Co-rumination was not related to relationship satisfaction. Reducing patient and spouse catastrophizing and fostering adaptive dyadic communication in daily life could be targets for future interventions aiming to relieve fatigue in patients after completion of cancer treatment. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved). Continue reading

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GP-provided couple-based expanded preconception carrier screening in the Dutch general population: who accepts the test-offer and why?






Next generation sequencing has enabled fast and relatively inexpensive expanded carrier screening (ECS) that can inform couples’ reproductive decisions before conception and during pregnancy. We previously showed that a couple-based approach to ECS for autosomal recessive (AR) conditions was acceptable and feasible for both health care professionals and the non-pregnant target population in the Netherlands. This paper describes the acceptance of this free test-offer of preconception ECS for 50… Continue reading

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