Myocardial Infarction and Wives Accounts of the Problems of a Group of Wives During Their Husbands' Recovery from Myocardial Infarction

Dyche, G. (1979) Myocardial Infarction and Wives Accounts of the Problems of a Group of Wives During Their Husbands' Recovery from Myocardial Infarction. Centre for Health Services Studies, 75 pp. (Full text available)

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Abstract

The effects and impact of an illness on the patient's wife and family have been emphasized by a number of authors (Boon, 1972; Crawford, 1971; Binget', 1969; Klein, 1961). It has been suggested that wives are important support structures for family members whilst they are ill. For example Petroni (1969) and other writers, e.g. Mechanic (1959), Parsons and fox (1958), Nagi (1966) have pointed out the link between illness behaviour and the patient's perceived support from significant others. Petroni described the influential role of wives in the health behaviour of their spouses whilst noting that, ideally such perceptions may be defined from the variety of points of view of a number of relevant others.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 14:34
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 05:15
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24845 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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