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Couples Coping with a Child’s Chronic Illness: Effects of Dyadic Coping on Stress and Well-Being

Abstract The prevalence of chronic illness among children in the United States is on the rise (CDC, 2014). Having a child with a chronic illness can be a substantial source of stress for a couple, including physical, emotional, and financial demands of caregiving as well as difficult decision-making regarding the child’s health (Mayo Clinic, 2015). Coping with such stressors can have a negative effect on the couple’s well-being, and, if not managed within the relationship, can lead to increased negative outcomes for both partners. Partners can, however, learn to cope with stress by engaging in the coping process together with dyadic coping (DC). Couples can engage in positive (i.e., supportive emotion-focused, supportive problem-focused, and delegat... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Johnson, Courtney Kerber (Author) / Randall, Ashley K (Advisor) / Robinson-Kurpius, Sharon (Committee member) / Kinnier, Richard (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / child's chronic illness / Chronic Illness / chronic illness-related stress / Dyadic Coping / stress and coping / well-being
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 90 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Counseling 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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