Relational Factors Associated With Depressive Symptoms Among Stroke Survivor-Spouse Dyads

Michael J. McCarthy, Karen S. Lyons, Laurie E. Powers

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    Abstract

    Depression following stroke is a major problem for survivors and spouses, but few studies have focused on the experiences of couples. This study investigates associations between perceived relationship quality, communication and coping patterns, interpersonal misunderstandings and expectations, and survivors' and spouses' depressive symptoms after controlling for sociodemographic and proximal factors. It also compares the relative strength of these associations between partners to identify shared versus unique correlates of depressive symptoms. This study adds to a thus far underdeveloped literature about the range of factors that affect partners' psychosocial adjustment to stroke. Implications for practice, research, and theory are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)303-320
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of Family Social Work
    Volume15
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 2012

    Keywords

    • coping
    • couples
    • depression
    • stroke

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Development
    • Sociology and Political Science

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