The impact of neurological illness on marital relationships

O`Connor, Elodie J., McCabe, Marita P. and Firth, Lucy 2008, The impact of neurological illness on marital relationships, Journal of sex & marital therapy, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 115-132, doi: 10.1080/00926230701636189.

Title The impact of neurological illness on marital relationships
Author(s) O`Connor, Elodie J.
McCabe, Marita P.
Firth, Lucy
Journal name Journal of sex & marital therapy
Volume number 34
Issue number 2
Start page 115
End page 132
Total pages 18
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2008-03
ISSN 0092-623X
Summary The current study investigated the impact of neurological illness on marital relationship satisfaction. Participants numbered 423 patients and 335 carers from motor neurone disease (MND), Huntington's disease (HD), Parkinson's, and multiple sclerosis (MS). The results demonstrated that patients and carers with HD had a significantly lower level of relationship satisfaction and sex life satisfaction than the other three illness groups. Further, patients with HD indicated a significantly higher level of relationship satisfaction than their carers. For MS and MND patients, social support predicted marital relationship satisfaction, and for Parkinson's patients, social support and sex life satisfaction predicted marital relationship satisfaction.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/00926230701636189
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Taylor and Francis
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