Communally coping with diabetes: An observational investigation using the actor-partner interdependence model.

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Communal coping is a form of interpersonal coping that involves a shared illness appraisal and collaborating to address illness-related issues. We hypothesized that communal coping among couples in which one person is recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes would be related to better diabetes problem-solving, better mood, greater relationship quality, and less psychological distress for both partners. Communal coping was coded from videotaped interactions in which 119 heterosexual couples discussed difficulties in managing diabetes. Actor-partner interdependence models were performed to isolate associations of actor communal coping and partner communal coping with outcomes, and examined whether the couple-member had diabetes and sex as moderator variables. We expected that communal coping would be more beneficial for women than men, and that partner communal coping would be more strongly linked to outcomes than actor communal coping. Results were largely consistent with hypotheses, suggesting that communal coping is beneficial to couples coping with diabetes. (PsycINFO Database Record


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Name: Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43)
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