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Dyadic Interdependence in Non-spousal Caregiving Dyads’ Wellbeing: A Systematic Review






Caregiving dyads (i.e., an informal caregiver and a care recipient) work as an interdependent emotional system, whereby it is assumed that what happens to one member of the dyad essentially happens to the other. For example, both members of the dyad are involved in care giving and care receiving experiences and therefore major life events, such as a serious illness affect the dyad and not only the individual. Consequently, informal caregiving may be considered an example of dyadic… Continue reading

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Predictors of digital support services use by informal caregivers: a cross-sectional comparative survey






CONCLUSIONS: Digital support services could be important tools to empower informal caregivers. When it comes to policy and practice in relation to caregivers, similarly to other broad vulnerable groups, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, and it is therefore important to consider the specific characteristics and needs of both caregivers and care recipients. Continue reading

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Sexual Activity in Couples Dealing With Breast Cancer. A Cohort Study of Associations With Patient, Partner and Relationship-Related Factors






CONCLUSION: Sexual counseling during cancer treatment and rehabilitation should include a couple perspective. Relationship-related variables may be a protective factor for remaining sexually active after breast cancer diagnosis. Interventions could focus on strengthening these factors. Health professionals also need to consider the patients’ breast cancer treatment, vitality, and emotional distress in counselling on sexuality. Continue reading

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Exploring the Needs of Spousal, Adult Child, and Adult Sibling Informal Caregivers: A Mixed-Method Systematic Review






Informal caregivers (ICGs) provide care to their family or friends in case of an illness, disability, or frailty. The caregiving situation of informal caregivers may vary based on the relationship they have with the care recipient (CR), e.g., being a spouse or being an adult child. It might be that these different ICGs also have different needs. This study aims to explore and compare the needs of different groups of ICGs based on the relationship they have with their CR. We conducted a… Continue reading

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Workers’ views on involving significant others in occupational health care: a focus group study among workers with a chronic disease






CONCLUSIONS: According to interviewed workers, engagement of SOs in occupational health care can help workers with a chronic disease in their recovery and return to work. However, they felt it is important to take SO characteristics and the worker’s circumstances and preferences into account, and to balance the potential benefits and drawbacks of involving SOs.Implications for rehabilitationThis study suggests that the worker’s re-integration process could benefit from informing significant… Continue reading

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Self- and other-efficacy are related to current smoking during a quit attempt: a daily diary study in single-smoking couples






CONCLUSION: To start the quit attempt with high self-efficacy, and maintain it throughout the quit attempt seems important for successful abstinence, as this might help to overcome a lapse. This is the first study to show that other-efficacy is related to smoking behaviour. However, more research is needed regarding the temporal order of smoking and efficacy, from both smokers and spouses. Continue reading

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Smoking Cessation Experience in Indonesia: Does the Non-smoking Wife Play a Role?






CONCLUSION: Indonesian ex-smokers often had multiple reasons for quitting smoking. The process was typically difficult and kept private. While wives had little influence on the cessation process, they provided support and could institute a smoking ban in the house. Continue reading

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Daily support and negative control during a quit attempt in single-smoking couples






CONCLUSIONS: Support seems important during a quit attempt as it was related to a lower probability of smoking and higher relationship satisfaction in couples, while negative control behaviors should be avoided as they were associated with higher probability of smoking and lower relationship satisfaction. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved). Continue reading

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Web-based self-help intervention for partners of cancer patients based on acceptance and commitment therapy and self-compassion training: a randomized controlled trial with automated versus personal feedback






CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates that a Web-based intervention based on ACT and self-compassion training with automated or personal feedback does not seem to improve psychological distress; however, it may have the potential to support partners of cancer patients to cope with the difficult situation they are facing. The condition with personal feedback seemed to be more beneficial. Continue reading

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The relationship between quality of life and coping strategies of children with EB and their parents.






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The relationship between quality of life and coping strategies of children with EB and their parents.
Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2021 Jan 30;16(1):53
Authors: Mauritz PJ, Bolling M, Duipmans JC, Hagedoorn… Continue reading

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