Summary: Married persons, i.e., husbands and wives, or partners. Domestic partners, or spousal equivalents, are two adults who have chosen to share their lives in an intimate and committed relationship, reside together, and share a mutual obligation of support for the basic necessities of life.

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  1. ncbi Husbands and maternal health matters in rural Guatemala: wives' reports on their spouses' involvement in pregnancy and birth
    Marion Carter
    Department of Sociology, Princeton University, NJ 08544, USA
    Soc Sci Med 55:437-50. 2002
  2. ncbi Men's influences on women's reproductive health: medical anthropological perspectives
    Matthew R Dudgeon
    Department of Anthropology, 1557 Pierce Drive, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:1379-95. 2004
  3. pmc Weight loss treatment influences untreated spouses and the home environment: evidence of a ripple effect
    A A Gorin
    Department of Psychology, Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:1678-84. 2008
  4. pmc Male partner attendance of skilled antenatal care in peri-urban Gulu district, Northern Uganda
    Raymond Tweheyo
    Makerere University School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy Planning, and Management, PO Box, 7072 Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:53. 2010
  5. ncbi Male involvement in maternity health care in Malawi
    Lucy I Kululanga
    Department of International Health, Section for Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Afr J Reprod Health 16:145-57. 2012
  6. ncbi The impact of including husbands in antenatal health education services on maternal health practices in urban Nepal: results from a randomized controlled trial
    Britta C Mullany
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Educ Res 22:166-76. 2007
  7. ncbi Distress in spouses and patients after treatment for head and neck cancer
    Irma M Verdonck-de Leeuw
    Departments of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Laryngoscope 117:238-41. 2007
  8. ncbi Couple counselling and testing for HIV at antenatal clinics: views from men, women and counsellors
    R Mlay
    School of Nursing, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    AIDS Care 20:356-60. 2008
  9. pmc Married to M. tuberculosis: risk of infection and disease in spouses of smear-positive tuberculosis patients
    A Crampin
    Karonga Prevention Study, Malawi
    Trop Med Int Health 16:811-8. 2011
  10. ncbi Risk factors for HIV transmission among heterosexual discordant couples in South India
    N Kumarasamy
    YRG Centre for AIDS Research and Education, Chennai, India
    HIV Med 11:178-86. 2010

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  1. ncbi Husbands and maternal health matters in rural Guatemala: wives' reports on their spouses' involvement in pregnancy and birth
    Marion Carter
    Department of Sociology, Princeton University, NJ 08544, USA
    Soc Sci Med 55:437-50. 2002
    ..Using primarily women's reports of their spouses' involvement taken from qualitative and survey data from a sample of rural Guatemalan households, I find that ..
  2. ncbi Men's influences on women's reproductive health: medical anthropological perspectives
    Matthew R Dudgeon
    Department of Anthropology, 1557 Pierce Drive, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:1379-95. 2004
    ..The article concludes with thoughts on future areas of anthropological research that may improve understandings of men's influences on women's reproductive health...
  3. pmc Weight loss treatment influences untreated spouses and the home environment: evidence of a ripple effect
    A A Gorin
    Department of Psychology, Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:1678-84. 2008
    ..To examine whether a weight loss program delivered to one spouse has beneficial effects on the untreated spouse and the home environment...
  4. pmc Male partner attendance of skilled antenatal care in peri-urban Gulu district, Northern Uganda
    Raymond Tweheyo
    Makerere University School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy Planning, and Management, PO Box, 7072 Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:53. 2010
    ..This study investigated the level, perceived benefits and factors associated with male partner attendance of skilled ANC in a peri-urban community recovering from two decades of civil conflict...
  5. ncbi Male involvement in maternity health care in Malawi
    Lucy I Kululanga
    Department of International Health, Section for Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Afr J Reprod Health 16:145-57. 2012
  6. ncbi The impact of including husbands in antenatal health education services on maternal health practices in urban Nepal: results from a randomized controlled trial
    Britta C Mullany
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Educ Res 22:166-76. 2007
    ..These data provide evidence that educating pregnant women and their male partners yields a greater net impact on maternal health behaviors compared with educating women alone...
  7. ncbi Distress in spouses and patients after treatment for head and neck cancer
    Irma M Verdonck-de Leeuw
    Departments of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Laryngoscope 117:238-41. 2007
    The objective of this study is to obtain insight into distress in spouses and patients treated for head and neck cancer.
  8. ncbi Couple counselling and testing for HIV at antenatal clinics: views from men, women and counsellors
    R Mlay
    School of Nursing, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    AIDS Care 20:356-60. 2008
  9. pmc Married to M. tuberculosis: risk of infection and disease in spouses of smear-positive tuberculosis patients
    A Crampin
    Karonga Prevention Study, Malawi
    Trop Med Int Health 16:811-8. 2011
    To quantify the risk of infection and disease in spouses of tuberculosis patients and the extent to which intervention could reduce the risk in this highly exposed group.
  10. ncbi Risk factors for HIV transmission among heterosexual discordant couples in South India
    N Kumarasamy
    YRG Centre for AIDS Research and Education, Chennai, India
    HIV Med 11:178-86. 2010
    ..To assess the risk factors associated with heterosexual HIV transmission among South Indian discordant couples enrolled in clinical care...
  11. ncbi The impact of partner alcohol problems on women's physical and mental health
    Deborah A Dawson
    Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, NIAAA LEB Room 3071, 5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 9304, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 68:66-75. 2007
  12. ncbi Prevalence and risk factors for CKD in spouses and relatives of hemodialysis patients
    Jer Chia Tsai
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Am J Kidney Dis 55:856-66. 2010
    A higher prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been found in genetic relatives of patients with end-stage renal disease. However, the risk of CKD in nongenetic spouses of patients with end-stage renal disease is still unknown.
  13. pmc Personality as a predictor of dietary quality in spouses during midlife
    Beverly H Brummett
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Behav Med 34:5-10. 2008
    ..on associations among each participant's personality as a predictor of their own dietary quality and their spouses' dietary quality. Diet was based on a modified version of the US Department of Agriculture Healthy Eating Index...
  14. pmc Defining male support during and after pregnancy from the perspective of HIV-positive and HIV-negative women in Durban, South Africa
    Suzanne Maman
    Gillings School of GlobalPublic Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, Universityof North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Midwifery Womens Health 56:325-31. 2011
    ..To develop effective strategies to engage men, we need to first understand the ways that men are currently engaged and the barriers to their greater involvement...
  15. pmc Social network concordance in food choice among spouses, friends, and siblings
    Mark A Pachucki
    University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:2170-7. 2011
    ..We investigated whether eating behaviors were concordant among diverse sets of social ties...
  16. ncbi Depression and anxiety in long-term cancer survivors compared with spouses and healthy controls: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Alex J Mitchell
    Department of Psycho oncology, Leicester Partnership Trust, Leicester, UK
    Lancet Oncol 14:721-32. 2013
    ..We assessed whether depression and anxiety are more common in long-term survivors of cancer compared with their spouses and with healthy controls.
  17. ncbi Spousal resemblance in the Canadian population: implications for the obesity epidemic
    P T Katzmarzyk
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:241-6. 2002
    ..To determine the extent of the spousal resemblance for adiposity and leanness in the Canadian population...
  18. ncbi Spouses, adult children, and children-in-law as caregivers of older adults: a meta-analytic comparison
    Martin Pinquart
    Department of Psychology, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany
    Psychol Aging 26:1-14. 2011
    The present meta-analysis integrates the results from 168 empirical studies on differences between caregiving spouses, adult children, and children-in-law...
  19. ncbi Understanding health behavior change among couples: an interdependence and communal coping approach
    Megan A Lewis
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:1369-80. 2006
    ..Implications for research related to couples and health behavior change are also highlighted...
  20. ncbi Does discussion of family planning improve knowledge of partner's attitude toward contraceptives?
    Laurie F DeRose
    Department of Sociology and Maryland Population Research Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
    Int Fam Plan Perspect 30:87-93. 2004
    ..However, it is not known whether this finding also applies to contexts more typical of Sub-Saharan Africa, where approval is not as high...
  21. ncbi Awareness and determinants of family planning practice in Jimma, Ethiopia
    A T Beekle
    Jimma University, School of Nursing, Jimma, Ethiopia
    Int Nurs Rev 53:269-76. 2006
    ..Currently, the country's population is growing at a rate of 3%, one of the highest rates in the world and if it continues unabated, the population will have doubled in 23 years, preventing any gain in the national development effort...
  22. ncbi Risk perception and condom use among married or cohabiting couples in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Int Fam Plan Perspect 31:24-9. 2005
    ..Condom use by these couples is generally low, with resistance from men and cultural norms commonly cited as barriers to increased use...
  23. ncbi Male involvement in antenatal HIV counseling and testing: exploring men's perceptions in rural Malawi
    Pauliina Aarnio
    Department for International Health, Medical School, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    AIDS Care 21:1537-46. 2009
    ..We suggest that male involvement in antenatal HIV testing requires refocusing of information and health services to include men. To avoid negative social outcomes for women, comprehensive and early involvement of men is essential...
  24. ncbi Assortative mating by body height and BMI: Finnish twins and their spouses
    Karri Silventoinen
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 1015, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 15:620-7. 2003
    ..and 1697 dizygotic adult twin pairs who reported information about their body height and weight and that of their spouses. Assortative mating was evident for body height and BMI. For body height, the effects of social homogamy (0...
  25. ncbi Beneficial effects of offering prenatal HIV counselling and testing on developing a HIV preventive attitude among couples. Abidjan, 2002-2005
    Annabel Desgrées-du-Lou
    UMR 151, IRD, Marseille, France
    AIDS Behav 13:348-55. 2009
    ..Spousal communication was related to more frequent male partner HIV-testing and condom use. Prenatal HIV counselling and testing proposal appears to be an efficient tool to sensitize women and their partner to safer sexual practices...
  26. ncbi Obstacles to contraceptive use in Pakistan: a study in Punjab
    J B Casterline
    Policy Research Division, Population Council, New York, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 32:95-110. 2001
    ..The results confirm the value of taking contraceptive costs seriously, and, in particular, of attempting to measure these costs in empirical research on family planning...
  27. pmc Effects of individual and proximate educational context on intimate partner violence: a population-based study of women in India
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Kresge Building, 7th flr, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:507-14. 2008
    ..We examined the role of women's education and proximate educational context on intimate partner violence (IPV)...
  28. ncbi Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between body mass index and marriage-related factors
    Robert W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 1015, USA
    Obes Res 10:809-15. 2002
    ..To assess the relationship between marriage and obesity...
  29. ncbi Spousal communication and family planning behavior in Navrongo: a longitudinal assessment
    Ayaga A Bawah
    Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 33:185-94. 2002
    ..Results from both cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis demonstrate that spousal communication does, indeed, predict contraceptive behavior, even when other factors are controlled...
  30. ncbi Quality of life of couples dealing with cancer: dyadic and individual adjustment among breast and prostate cancer survivors and their spousal caregivers
    Youngmee Kim
    Behavioral Research Center, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Ann Behav Med 35:230-8. 2008
    ..Thus, this study aimed to examine the dyadic effects of psychological distress on the quality of life of couples dealing with cancer...
  31. pmc Husbands' SUD is associated with higher levels of co-occurring but not non-co-occurring psychiatric disorders among their wives
    Jack R Cornelius
    Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research CEDAR, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Addict Behav 33:1231-4. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that the presence of SUDs among males would be associated with a higher level of SUDs, of co-occurring psychiatric disorders, and of non-co-occurring psychiatric disorders in their wives...
  32. ncbi The psychosocial impact of prostate cancer on patients and their partners
    Jeremy W Couper
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 185:428-32. 2006
    ..To assess the psychosocial impact of the diagnosis of either localised or metastatic prostate cancer (PCA) on patients and their female partners...
  33. ncbi Socioeconomic aspects of spousal concordance for hypertension, obesity, and smoking in a community of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Katia Vergetti Bloch
    Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho UFRJ Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Rio Janeiro, Brasil
    Arq Bras Cardiol 80:179-86, 171-8. 2003
    ..The present study aims to evaluate the environmental role in the distribution of hypertension, obesity, and smoking and spousal concordance for the presence/absence of these 3 cardiovascular risk factors...
  34. ncbi Spouses' attempts to regulate day-to-day dietary adherence among patients with type 2 diabetes
    Mary Ann Parris Stephens
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University
    Health Psychol 32:1029-37. 2013
    ..adherence and diabetes-specific distress among older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) as a function of spouses' diet-related support and diet-related control (persuasion and pressure) and whether these daily processes differ ..
  35. ncbi A dyadic investigation of exercise support between cardiac patients and their spouses
    Tantina B Hong
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Health Psychol 24:430-4. 2005
    ..Participants were married cardiac rehabilitation patients and their spouses (N=99 couples)...
  36. ncbi Can women's autonomy impede male involvement in pregnancy health in Katmandu, Nepal?
    Britta C Mullany
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Population and Family Health Sciences, 615 North Wolfe Street Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:1993-2006. 2005
    ..Involving husbands and encouraging couples' joint decision-making in reproductive and family health may provide an important strategy in achieving both women's empowerment and women's health goals...
  37. ncbi Depression and health-related quality of life in elderly patients suffering from heart failure and their spouses: a comparative study
    Emma Pihl
    Department of Medicine, Cardiac Care Unit, Halmstad Central Hospital, Halmstad, Sweden
    Eur J Heart Fail 7:583-9. 2005
    ..factors that influence the health outcome of elderly patients suffering from heart failure or the health of their spouses. The aim of this comparative study was to determine if older patients suffering from heart failure and their ..
  38. ncbi Convergence and divergence in spouses' perspectives on women's autonomy in rural India
    Shireen J Jejeebhoy
    India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003, India
    Stud Fam Plann 33:299-308. 2002
    ..A clear regional divide is seen, net of individual and household characteristics, in the influence of almost every aspect of women's autonomy...
  39. ncbi The health capital of families: an investigation of the inter-spousal correlation in health status
    Sven E Wilson
    Department of Political Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Soc Sci Med 55:1157-72. 2002
    ..This theory implies that several causal factors will lead to a positive correlation in the health status of spouses. These include assortative matching in the marriage market along dimensions related to health (such as education);..
  40. ncbi Spousal correlations for lifestyle factors and selected diseases in Chinese couples
    Adriana L Jurj
    Department of Medicine, Center for Health Services Research and Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:285-91. 2006
    b>Spouses usually are genetically unrelated and share a common living environment. Thus, concordance of diseases in spouses reflects mainly environmental etiologic contributors...
  41. ncbi Coping strategies and health-related quality of life among spouses of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, haemodialysis, and transplant patients
    R Lindqvist
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    J Adv Nurs 31:1398-408. 2000
    In the study reported here 55 spouses of patients living with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) were investigated with respect to coping strategies and health-related quality of life...
  42. pmc Sexual coercion of married women in Nepal
    Ramesh Adhikari
    Geography and Population Department, Mahendra Ratna Campus Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
    BMC Womens Health 10:31. 2010
    ..The paper aims to examine the prevalence of sexual coercion perpetrated by husbands on their wives in Nepal and to identify the characteristics associated with this phenomenon...
  43. ncbi Myocardial infarction: survivors' and spouses' stress, coping, and support
    M Stewart
    Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Adv Nurs 31:1351-60. 2000
    Despite evidence that spouses play an important role in the recovery of MI survivors, there have been few studies of pertinent psychosocial factors from the perspectives of both survivors and spouses...
  44. ncbi Spousal resemblance and risk of 7-year increases in obesity and central adiposity in the Canadian population
    P T Katzmarzyk
    Physical Activity Sciences Laboratory, Laval University Ste Foy, Quebec, Canada
    Obes Res 7:545-51. 1999
    ..similarities in 7-year changes in obesity and obesity-related phenotypes were examined in a subsample of 376 pairs of spouses from a sample of 1487 participants in the 1988 Campbell's Survey follow-up of the 1981 Canada Fitness Survey.
  45. ncbi Husband-wife survey responses in Malawi
    K Miller
    Department of Sociology, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 32:161-74. 2001
    ..analysis identifies a systematic gender component to reporting: For many of the survey questions considered, when spouses disagree, husbands are more likely to say "yes" and wives "no...
  46. ncbi Managing hope, denial or temporal anomie? Informal cancer carers' accounts of spouses' cancer diagnoses
    Rebecca Eileen Olson
    School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 73:904-11. 2011
    ..Future research might benefit from moving beyond individualistic conceptualisations of carers' emotions to include the cultural, temporal and interactionist influences...
  47. pmc Induced abortion, pregnancy loss and intimate partner violence in Tanzania: a population based study
    Heidi Stöckl
    Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:12. 2012
  48. ncbi High pesticide exposure events among farmers and spouses enrolled in the Agricultural Health Study
    E M Bell
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute, USA
    J Agric Saf Health 12:101-16. 2006
    ..analysis of factors associated with reporting a high pesticide exposure event (HPEE) by pesticide applicators and spouses during the five years since enrollment in the Agricultural Health Study (AHS)...
  49. ncbi Catastrophizing and perceived partner responses to pain
    Jennifer L Boothby
    Department of Psychology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809, USA
    Pain 109:500-6. 2004
    ..Implications are that catastrophizing and perceived solicitous partner behaviors are independently associated with pain and that catastrophizing may not be reinforced by empathy from significant others...
  50. ncbi Spousal concordance of metabolic syndrome in 3141 Korean couples: a nationwide survey
    Hyeon Chang Kim
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Epidemiol 16:292-8. 2006
  51. ncbi Consent and coercion: examining unwanted sex among married young women in India
    K G Santhya
    Population Council, New Delhi, India
    Int Fam Plan Perspect 33:124-32. 2007
  52. pmc Informal care and reciprocity of support are associated with HAART adherence among men in Baltimore, MD, USA
    Amy R Knowlton
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:1429-36. 2011
    ..Results suggest the merit of interventions targeting men and their informal caregivers, particularly main partners, and gender-specific, contextually tailored strategies to promote HAART adherence...
  53. pmc Longitudinal analysis of a model to predict quality of life in prostate cancer patients and their spouses
    Trace S Kershaw
    School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Ann Behav Med 36:117-28. 2008
    This study examined a stress-coping model to assess whether baseline antecedent variables predicted subsequent appraisal and how that appraisal predicted coping and quality of life for prostate cancer patients and their spouses.
  54. ncbi Activities enjoyed by patients with dementia together with their spouses and psychological morbidity in carers
    R Searson
    Old Age Psychiatry, North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, Manchester, UK
    Aging Ment Health 12:276-82. 2008
    Caring for a spouse with dementia is stressful and respite care is sometimes used to reduce this burden. Spouses may find some aspects of caring rewarding but the literature on positive aspects of caring is limited...
  55. ncbi Cardiovascular risk in early bereavement: a literature review and proposed mechanisms
    Thomas Buckley
    The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Int J Nurs Stud 47:229-38. 2010
    ..The purpose of this review was to examine the evidence of cardiovascular risk in early bereavement to identify potential risk factors and possible mechanisms for risk that may inform future research directions...
  56. ncbi Validation of three psychometric instruments for screening for perinatal common mental disorders in men in the north of Vietnam
    Thach Duc Tran
    Research and Training Centre for Community Development, Hanoi, Vietnam
    J Affect Disord 136:104-9. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to validate three scales for screening PCMDs in men in northern Vietnam...
  57. ncbi Two-year outcome of coping skills training, group support and information for spouses of alcoholics: a randomized controlled trial
    Helena Hansson
    Department of Clinical Alcohol Research, Lund University, University Hospital MAS, S 20502 Malmo, Sweden
    Alcohol Alcohol 39:135-40. 2004
    To evaluate three different intervention programmes for spouses of alcoholics.
  58. ncbi Spouses' provision of health-related support and control to patients participating in cardiac rehabilitation
    Melissa M Franks
    Institute of Gerontology, Karmanos Cancer Institute and Department of Family Medicine, Wayne State University, USA
    J Fam Psychol 20:311-8. 2006
    The authors examined spouses' provision of health-related support and control as predictors of health behavior and mental health among patients participating in cardiac rehabilitation (N = 94 couples)...
  59. ncbi Fathers in the birth room: what are they expecting and experiencing? A phenomenological study
    Heather L Longworth
    Midwifery Research Department, Room 54, Antenatal Clinic, Liverpool Women s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Crown Street, Liverpool L8 7SS, UK
    Midwifery 27:588-94. 2011
    ..to explore the role, expectations and meanings that individual fathers ascribe to their presence at birth...
  60. ncbi Coping with breast cancer: patient, spouse, and dyad models
    H Ben-Zur
    School of Social Work, University of Haifa, Israel
    Psychosom Med 63:32-9. 2001
    ..of this study were 1) to assess similarities and differences between patients with breast cancer and their spouses in terms of coping strategies and adjustment (psychosocial and psychological) to cancer and 2) to investigate the ..
  61. ncbi Caregiving as a risk factor for mortality: the Caregiver Health Effects Study
    R Schulz
    Department of Psychiatry and University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    JAMA 282:2215-9. 1999
  62. pmc Disclosure of HIV status between spouses in rural Malawi
    Philip Anglewicz
    Department of International Health and Development, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, LA, New Orleans, USA
    AIDS Care 23:998-1005. 2011
    ..Finally, we test the reliability of self-reported HIV status disclosure and find that self-reports of HIV-positive men are of questionable reliability...
  63. ncbi Barriers to and attitudes towards promoting husbands' involvement in maternal health in Katmandu, Nepal
    Britta C Mullany
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:2798-809. 2006
  64. ncbi Spiritual thoughts, coping and 'sense of coherence' in brain tumour patients and their spouses
    S Strang
    Department of Oncology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, 413 45 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Palliat Med 15:127-34. 2001
    ..In its construction, sence of coherence integrates essential parts of the stress/coping model (comprehensibility, manageability) and of spirituality (meaning)...
  65. ncbi Gender and psychological distress among middle- and older-aged colorectal cancer patients and their spouses: an unexpected outcome
    Gil Goldzweig
    Clinical Psychology Section, The School of Behavioral Sciences, The Academic College of Tel Aviv, Yafo, Israel
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 70:71-82. 2009
    ..psychological processes and effects of gender difference among middle-aged cancer patients and their healthy spouses. This study assesses psychological distress, coping and social support among middle-aged couples, where one of ..
  66. pmc The effects of depressive symptoms and anxiety on quality of life in patients with heart failure and their spouses: testing dyadic dynamics using Actor-Partner Interdependence Model
    Misook L Chung
    University of Kentucky, College of Nursing, Lexington, KY 40536 0232, USA
    J Psychosom Res 67:29-35. 2009
    ..This study examined the effect of patients' and partners' depressive symptoms and anxiety on QoL in patient-spouse dyads using an innovative dyadic analysis technique, the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM)...
  67. ncbi Hair nicotine levels in non-smoking pregnant women whose spouses smoke outside of the home
    Sang Ho Yoo
    Department of Family Medicine and Health Promotion Center, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Dongan Ku, Anyang si, Gyeonggi Do, Republic of Korea
    Tob Control 19:318-24. 2010
    To determine whether spouses who only smoke cigarettes outside the home can reduce the secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure of non-smoking pregnant women to the levels of those with non-smoking spouses.
  68. ncbi Natural history of oral papillomavirus infections in spouses: a prospective Finnish HPV Family Study
    Marjut Rintala
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Turku University Central Hospital, P O Box 52, FIN 20521 Turku, Finland
    J Clin Virol 35:89-94. 2006
    ..The natural history of genital human papillomavirus infection is well known, but nearly nothing is known about the outcome of oral HPV-infection...
  69. ncbi The reliability of dietary and lifestyle information obtained from spouses in an elderly chinese population
    Wenbin Liang
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
    Asia Pac J Public Health 20:87-93. 2008
    ..This study compares dietary and lifestyle information reported by elderly Chinese with those provided by their spouses. Community couples 60 years and older were recruited to participate in an interview...
  70. pmc The long war and parental combat deployment: effects on military children and at-home spouses
    Patricia Lester
    UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 49:310-20. 2010
    ..Behavioral and emotional adjustment problems were examined in children (aged 6 through 12) of an active duty Army or Marine Corps parent currently deployed (CD) or recently returned (RR) from Afghanistan or Iraq...
  71. pmc Mental disorders and quality of life in COPD patients and their spouses
    Kerstin Kühl
    Philipps University Marburg, Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Gutenbergstrasse 18, D 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 3:727-36. 2008
    In the current study, the prevalence of the most common psychological disorders in COPD patients and their spouses was assessed cross-sectionally...
  72. ncbi Late effects of cancer and hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation on spouses or partners compared with survivors and survivor-matched controls
    Michelle M Bishop
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610 0277, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:1403-11. 2007
    Little is known about the long-term effects of cancer and hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HCT) on spouses or partners...
  73. ncbi Spousal concordance for major coronary risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Augusto Di Castelnuovo
    Laboratory of Genetic and Environmental Epidemiology, Research Laboratories, John Paul II Center for High Technology Research and Education in Biomedical Sciences, Catholic University, Campobasso, Italy
    Am J Epidemiol 169:1-8. 2009
    ..The authors reviewed spouses' concordance for the major coronary risk factors...
  74. pmc Depression and pesticide exposures in female spouses of licensed pesticide applicators in the agricultural health study cohort
    Cheryl Beseler
    Colorado Injury Control Research Center, Department of Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:1005-13. 2006
    ..This nested case-control study evaluated the association between depression and pesticide exposure among women...
  75. ncbi Quality of life of spouses of mentally ill people
    Matthias C Angermeyer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Leipzig, Germany
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 52:278-85. 2006
    b>Spouses of people with mental disorder experience various forms of objective and subjective burden. This should negatively affect their quality of life. However, until now no single study has addressed this question.
  76. pmc Alcohol use and mental distress as predictors of non-response in a general population health survey: the HUNT study
    Fartein Ask Torvik
    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Nydalen, P O Box 4404, 0403, Oslo, Norway
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 47:805-16. 2012
    ..To investigate to what degree alcohol use and mental distress are associated with non-response in a population-based health study...
  77. ncbi Predictors of improvement in social support: Five-year effects of a structured intervention for caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer's disease
    Patricia Drentea
    Department of Sociology, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:957-67. 2006
    ..We conclude with a discussion of the importance of having psychological respite when caregivers spend their days in the home and are isolated...
  78. ncbi Caring for a person in advanced illness and suffering from breathlessness at home: threats and resources
    Marjolein H Gysels
    King s College London, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Palliat Support Care 7:153-62. 2009
  79. ncbi The effects of father involvement during pregnancy on receipt of prenatal care and maternal smoking
    Laurie T Martin
    Research Associate, Child Trends, Suite 350, 4301 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Matern Child Health J 11:595-602. 2007
    ..This study also examines sociodemographic predictors of father involvement during pregnancy...
  80. ncbi Distress in couples coping with cancer: a meta-analysis and critical review of role and gender effects
    Mariet Hagedoorn
    Department of Health Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Psychol Bull 134:1-30. 2008
    ..Attention needs to be directed toward factors other than cancer as direct influences of distress in these couples and to mediators and moderators of the cancer experience...
  81. ncbi Companions through cancer: the care given by informal carers in cancer contexts
    Carol Thomas
    Institute for Health Research, Department of Applied Social Science, Lancaster University, Cartmel College, UK
    Soc Sci Med 54:529-44. 2002
    ..A concluding section considers the significance of our findings for cancer service provision...
  82. ncbi Prevalence of mental health problems, treatment need, and barriers to care among primary care-seeking spouses of military service members involved in Iraq and Afghanistan deployments
    Karen M Eaton
    Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910, USA
    Mil Med 173:1051-6. 2008
    Military spouses must contend with unique issues such as a mobile lifestyle, rules and regulations of military life, and frequent family separations including peacekeeping and combat deployments...
  83. ncbi Survival of blood donors and their spouses with HIV-1 subtype E (CRF01 A_E) infection in northern Thailand, 1992-2007
    Kenrad E Nelson
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of PublicHealth, 615N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    AIDS 21:S47-54. 2007
    ..To evaluate the survival patterns among adults in Thailand 8-14 years after HIV-1 subtype E (CRF01 A_E) infection...
  84. ncbi Intimate partner violence and HIV infection among married Indian women
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 300:703-10. 2008
    ..Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been described as being associated with heterosexual transmission of HIV to women in India and elsewhere...
  85. pmc Alcohol use, alcohol problems, and depressive symptomatology among newly married couples
    Gregory G Homish
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 1016, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 83:185-92. 2006
    Individuals married to heavy drinking spouses often have poorer health compared to those whose spouses are not heavy drinkers...
  86. ncbi Complete genomes for hepatitis C virus subtypes 6f, 6i, 6j and 6m: viral genetic diversity among Thai blood donors and infected spouses
    Ling Lu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, 4035 Delp, MS 1023, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    J Gen Virol 88:1505-18. 2007
    ..four additional complete HCV genome sequences were obtained from two infected Thai blood donors and their spouses, C-0044 and C-0046 (6f), and C-0192 and C-0185 (6m)...
  87. ncbi Psychosocial functioning of spouses of patients with stroke from initial inpatient rehabilitation to 3 years poststroke: course and relations with coping strategies
    Anne Visser-Meily
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht and the Rehabilitation Center De Hoogstraat, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Stroke 40:1399-404. 2009
    ..This study assessed changes in the psychosocial functioning of spouses (burden, depressive symptoms, harmony in the relationship between patient and spouse, and social relations) ..
  88. ncbi Sexual dysfunction and spousal communication in couples coping with prostate cancer
    Hoda Badr
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Psychooncology 18:735-46. 2009
    ..To characterize the sexual function of both prostate cancer patients and their partners, and to examine whether associations between sexual dysfunction and psychosocial adjustment vary depending on spousal communication patterns...
  89. ncbi Partner's and own education: does who you live with matter for self-assessed health, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption?
    Christiaan W S Monden
    Department of Sociology ICS, University of Nijmegen, P O Box 9104, Nijmegen 6500 HE, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 57:1901-12. 2003
    ..The social gradient in health is underestimated by not considering partner's education, especially for women...
  90. pmc Entry into romantic partnership is associated with obesity
    Natalie S The
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1441-7. 2009
    BMI is highly correlated between spouses; however, less is understood about the underlying mechanism(s) by which the development of obesity in one individual increases the risk of obesity in his/her spouse...
  91. ncbi Hard times and hurtful partners: how financial strain affects depression and relationship satisfaction of unemployed persons and their spouses
    A D Vinokur
    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48106 1248, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 71:166-79. 1996
    ..The analyses were based on longitudinal data from 815 recently unemployed job seekers and their spouses or partners...
  92. ncbi Randomized clinical trial of a family intervention for prostate cancer patients and their spouses
    Laurel L Northouse
    School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 5482, USA
    Cancer 110:2809-18. 2007
    ..appraisal variables (appraisal of illness or caregiving, uncertainty, hopelessness), coping resources (coping strategies, self-efficacy, communication), symptom distress, and quality of life in men with prostate cancer and their spouses.
  93. pmc Does a helping hand mean a heavy heart? Helping behavior and well-being among spouse caregivers
    Michael J Poulin
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Psychol Aging 25:108-17. 2010
    ..Helping valued loved ones may promote caregivers' well-being...
  94. ncbi Death anxiety in brain tumour patients and their spouses
    S Adelbratt
    Department of Oncology, Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Palliat Med 14:499-507. 2000
    ..The problems are easily overlooked as the death anxiety is not always expressed directly. Staff need to be more aware of these situations in order to provide existential support...
  95. ncbi Gender differences in social support: a question of skill or responsiveness?
    Lisa A Neff
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606 3390, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 88:79-90. 2005
    b>Spouses often report that wives provide better social support than husbands. Yet studies observing spouses' supportive interactions challenge this perception, finding no differences between husbands' and wives' supportive behaviors...
  96. pmc The effect of widowhood on mortality by the causes of death of both spouses
    Felix Elwert
    Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:2092-8. 2008
    ..We investigated the effect of spousal bereavement on mortality to document cause-specific bereavement effects by the causes of death of both the predecedent spouse and the bereaved partner...
  97. pmc Spouse beliefs about partner chronic pain
    Annmarie Cano
    Department of Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    J Pain 10:486-92. 2009
    ..Participants were 104 married couples in which 1 partner reported chronic pain. Spouses completed an amended version of the Survey of Pain Beliefs (SOPA)...
  98. ncbi Negative and positive health effects of caring for a disabled spouse: longitudinal findings from the caregiver health effects study
    S R Beach
    University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Psychol Aging 15:259-71. 2000
    ..Results suggest that caring for a disabled spouse is a complex phenomenon that can have both deleterious and beneficial consequences...
  99. ncbi The marital context of depression: research, limitations, and new directions
    Uzma S Rehman
    Department of Psychology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 4H4
    Clin Psychol Rev 28:179-98. 2008
    ..Future interpersonal theories need to better account for depression epidemiology and the gender difference in rates of depression, as well as incorporate ideas from other theoretical perspectives...
  100. ncbi Separation of spouses due to travel and living apart raises HIV risk in Tanzanian couples
    Debby C J Vissers
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Sex Transm Dis 35:714-20. 2008
    ..g., family visits or funerals) or to living apart (e.g., work-related or in polygamous marriages). We investigated to what extent partner absence leads to more risky sexual behavior in Tanzanian couples...
  101. ncbi Marriage and cancer prevention: does marital status and inviting both spouses together influence colorectal cancer screening participation?
    Cornelia H M van Jaarsveld
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Med Screen 13:172-6. 2006
    ..This study examined the influence of marital status and inviting both partners together on participation in colorectal cancer screening...

Research Grants80

  1. Investigation of Occupational Exposure to and Infection by MRSA in Rural Iowa
    Tara Smith; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..aureus, and that this organism will be transmitted to spouses and other family members in close contact to the worker...
  2. Arsenic Exposure, Genetic Determinants and Diabetes Risk in a Family Study
    Ana Navas-Acien; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Design and setting: The SHFS is a population- based prospective family study that recruited parents, spouses, offspring, spouses of offspring and grandchildren of SHS participants in 1998-2005...
  3. Social Networks &Breast Cancer Prognosis in the Chinese and US Evaluation Study
    Candyce H Kroenke; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..It is hoped that addressing gaps in the literature will help point to potential avenues through which relationships with network members might be augmented to promote survival, or managed to mitigate costs of social relationships. ..
  4. Stress and PTSD Among OEF/OIF Soldiers &Their Spouses
    Catherine M Caska; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..We will examine CVR in both veterans (with and without PTSD) and their spouses, as well the recovery of these cardiovascular stress responses following potentially conflictual marital ..
  5. Workplace Health Promotion
    MARGARET A HANNON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We propose to improve the reach of this intervention beyond employees to employees'spouses/partners...
  6. Resilience and Adjustment after VA Inpatient Rehabilitation for Traumatic Injury
    Scott McDonald; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The intervention program will be informed by the first 24-36 months of data collection and an updated literature review. ..
  7. Prolonged Grief and Functioning of Parents after the Hermosillo Day Care Fire
    Fran H Norris; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The social network results could be used to provide guidance for individuals and organizations that aim to create or work with survivor groups. ..
  8. Preventive Web-Based Intervention for Spouses of Traumatized Military Personnel
    BENTSON H contact MCFARLAND; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The motivation for the project is unchanged in that spouses of military personnel returned from Iraq or Afghanistan must often deal with consequences of service members'..
  9. Family-Based Genome-wide Association Study for Salt-Sensitivity of Blood Pressure
    Jiang He; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..feeding with an oral potassium supplementation (60 mmol/day) was conducted among 1,906 probands and their sibs, spouses, and offspring...
  10. Aging Together: Brothers and Sisters of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study
    John Robert Warren; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The combined "graduate" and "sibling" data-supplemented with interviews of graduates'and siblings'spouses or widows and a variety of administrative records-form the core of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS)...
  11. A Multimedia Depression Amelioration Program for Family Dementia Caregivers
    John R Seeley; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Given the evidence that psycho educational and cognitive-behavioral approaches are effective for addressing caregiver depression, there is a critical need to develop a program that can be easily implemented and widely disseminated. ..
  12. Chronic Conditions and Mutuality of Care in Late Life Marriage
    JOAN E MONIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Further, the combination of training and research will serve as a spring board for the candidate's independent research career to elucidate how interpersonal relationships influence health among older adults. ..
  13. Intimate partner violence in newly married couples: The role of illicit drug use.
    Philip H Smith; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..e. baseline through 4th anniversary). ADS data were collected from both spouses of 634 couples, allowing this proposed study to examine the potentially important effect of partner behaviors on ..
  14. Characterization of a mutation that affects feeding and digestion in Drosophila
    EDWARD BLUMENTHAL; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In focusing on a mutation in the fruit fly Drosophila that affects digestion and feeding behavior, this project will provide insight into the function of the human digestive system and its role in appetite control. ..
  15. Gender Equity-Focused, Male-Centered Family Planning for Rural India
    Niranjan Saggurti; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..In-depth interviews will also be conducted with key informants from the village and public and rural health systems to assess sustainability and institutionalization of the model. ..
  16. Mission Reconnect: Promoting Resilience and Re-Integration of Post-Deployment Vet
    WILLIAM B COLLINGE; Fiscal Year: 2010
  17. The Demography of Prisoner Reentry: Residential Moves & Changing Social Contexts
    JEFFREY D contact MORENOFF; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The data we would assemble would also allow us to develop a future proposal analyzing the health outcomes and mortality of returning parolees. ..
  18. Biobehavioral Bases &Management of Type 2 Diabetes and Depression
    Neil Schneiderman; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..abstract_text> ..
  19. Stellenbosch University Clinical Trial Unit, Cape Town, South Africa
    MARK FREDRIC COTTON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..James Mclntyre, Perinatal HIV Research Unit ACTG, Witwatersrand University. Though this co-mentoring partnership, the AIDs CRS is expected to be able to enroll subjects within six months of funding. ADMINISTRATIVE COMPONENT: ..
  20. The health status of Caucasian and African American living with kidney donors
    Sandra J Taler; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Comparison controls for the study will be spouses and siblings of each donor and, for a subgroup, community control subjects from the Rochester Epidemiology ..
  21. Prevention of marital distress in low-income couples transitioning to parenthood
    KATHERINE JANE WILLIAMS; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..with marital distress, individuals in distressed marriages are at greater risk for mortality relative to spouses in non-distressed marriages (Robles &Kiecolt-Glaser, 2003)...
  22. Telephone Symptom Management for Advanced Lung Cancer Patients and Caregivers
    Catherine E Mosher; Fiscal Year: 2013
  23. Development of Personalized Assistive Technology to Improve Dementia Care at Home
    CHANTAL M F E KERSSENS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..This research will test the desktop SimpleC Companion, and a new mobile tablet device, the SimpleC Wellness Coach, in the aging in place, in-home market. ..
  24. Modeling Adherence to Swallowing and Dental Regimens in Head and Neck Cancer
    Eileen H Shinn; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..To provide corroboration of the patient's self-report of adherence to the swallowing exercises, patients spouses or caregivers will be asked to complete a corroborating questionnaire at the two follow-ups, and a dental ..
  25. The Risk of Long-Term Care in Older Mexican-American Families
    Jacqueline L Angel; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The ultimate goal of the research is to identify mechanisms for reducing disparities in options in long-term care. ..
  26. Oxytocin regulation of social buffering following stress
    ADAM STEVEN SMITH; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..This research program represents several steps in examining the neurobiology mechanism underlying the social buffering effect in prairie voles. ..
  27. China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study
    YAOHUI ZHAO; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will track households and individuals who have moved, to attain low attrition rates. ..
  28. Flexible Work and Well-Being Center at the University of Minnesota
    ERIN L KELLY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This team will serve as a critical node in the Network's refinement, implementation, and evaluation of the innovative workplace intervention to be tested. ..
  29. Pesticide Use & Breast Cancer Risk in Large Cohort of Female Agriculture Workers
    LAWRENCE STUART ENGEL; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..risk of breast cancer associated with individual pesticides among a cohort of highly exposed women, specifically spouses in the NIH-administered Agricultural Health Study cohort, a well-characterized, prospective, multi-state cohort ..
  30. PS07-003, Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI)
    Emma J Brown; Fiscal Year: 2011
  31. Biopsychosocial Factors in Depression and Marriage: Implications for Cancer
    Paula R Pietromonaco; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..A sample of 225 recently married, healthy couples will be tested 3 times at 15-18 month intervals. Spouses will provide saliva samples to index cortisol at times before, during, and after a conflict discussion...
  32. An Inter-Personal Framework for Lung Cancer Decision-Making in African Americans
    Simon J Craddock Lee; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Refine the framework using qualitative data from joint interviews with a subsample of 20 patients and their spouses over three time points (post-diagnosis, treatment, after-care;n= 60 interviews) conducted at home or in community...
  33. The Problem With Male Sexual/Repro Health:Qualitative/Quantitative Study, Uganda
    Maria J Wawer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Qualitative research, conducted among male users and non-users of services, family (e.g., spouses, parents) and community members (e.g...
  34. HRQOL Impacts of Illness on Family and Caregivers
    Eve Wittenberg; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..an on-line survey of a large sample of US adults to determine whether illness "spills over" to affect parents, spouses and family members of ill individuals...
  35. Social relationships, economic shocks, sleep and wellbeing among older adults
    ..The same individuals are being reinterviewed five years later, and the cohort expanded by recruiting spouses. Among the strengths of NSHAP are detailed marital quality and social network data, and novel home-based ..
  36. The Colon Cancer Family Registry: Hawaii
    Loic Le Marchand; Fiscal Year: 2011
  37. Health, Wealth, and Wellbeing over the Life Course and Across Generations
    Vicki A Freedman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..will design and implement a mixed-mode (web/mail out) questionnaire to collect content from both respondents and spouses about their wellbeing and related psychosocial measures (e.g...
  38. Korean Immigrants & Mammography-Culture-Specific Health Intervention (KIM-CHI)
    Eunice E Lee; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..with group delivery of consistent health behavior information using Korean role models, native Korean language, and male physician authentication as well inclusion of spouses for improving KA women's mammography attainment.
  39. Investigating the role of MTBP in aging using a novel mouse model
    Brian C Grieb; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Children of long-lived parents have a lower mortality risk than their spouses, with whom they share environmental conditions...
    Marsha Dunn; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Study (AHS) cohort consists of approximately 52,000 private pesticide applicators (primarily farmers) and 32,000 spouses of private applicators from Iowa and North Carolina, as well as approximately 5,000 commercial pesticide ..
    Marsha Dunn; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Study (AHS) cohort consists of approximately 52,000 private pesticide applicators (primarily farmers) and 32,000 spouses of private applicators from Iowa and North Carolina, as well as approximately 5,000 commercial pesticide ..
  42. Genetic Testing Immigration and Family Reunification: Impact on Hispanic Familie
    LLILDA BARATA; Fiscal Year: 2011
  43. Decision Making For Active Surveillance in Prostate Cancer Patients and Spouses
    Christian J Nelson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Aim 2: To explor how patients arrived at their decision and to investigate the influence partners/close allies play in this process. ..
    Kawango Agot; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..leaders to conduct one-on-one and small-group recruitment and referrals to our MC service sites;Under CCT, spouses or adult family members will accompany clients for MC services and couple HTC and MC education will be offered to ..
  45. Bereavement and Cardiovascular Events: A Nationwide Prospective Study in Sweden
    Elizabeth Mostofsky; Fiscal Year: 2013
    MARIA RABIA KHAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, cluster in incarcerated populations. Prisoners'spouses, sexual partners, and other members of their sexual networks also experience high risk of infection...
  47. The Longitudinal Aging Study in India
    Jinkook Lee; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The target sample for LASI is non- institutionalized Indian residents aged 45 and older and their spouses (irrespective of age)...
  48. Macroeconomic Conditions and Marital Dissolution
    MELINDA SANDLER MORRILL; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..It will demonstrate how macroeconomic conditions affect the probability of divorce, and how demographic characteristics of families affect divorce and are mitigated or accentuated by macroeconomic conditions. ..
  49. RU: Daily Diary Evaluation of the Health Benefits of a Workplace Intervention
    David M Almeida; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..As a whole, this study holds great promise for informing the implementation of evidence-based family-friendly policies, and therefore improving the health and well-being of employees and their families nationwide. ..
  50. Evaluating the Health Benefits of Workplace Policies and Practices - Phase II
    Lisa F Berkman; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Our results indicate that work family practices are strongly related to objective health indicators of CVD risk and sleep disruption...
  51. Four-Arm RCT of Brief MI vs. Couples-Based HIV/STI Prevention in South Africa
    William W Latimer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  52. Parental Military Deployment and Adolescent Mental/Behavioral Health
    Aubrey J Rodriguez; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Military deployment has been associated with compromised mental health in non-deployed spouses and young children of service members;yet, adolescents have been underrepresented in studies of risk in military ..
  53. Center for Work-Family Stress, Safety &Health: Portland State University RU
    LESLIE HAMMER; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..We have primary responsibility for developing and maintaining the relationship with one of the employers. ..
  54. VCT with Primary and Concurrent Partners to Prevent HIV Transmission
    Susan A Allen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In counseled discordant couples in Lusaka, Zambia, HIV incidence between spouses is 6/100 PY, and an additional 1.5/100 PY are infected by concurrent partners...
  55. Farm Worker Family Health Cohort Study
    Marc B Schenker; Fiscal Year: 2012
  56. Web-Based Interactive Multimedia CBT Bereavement Support Program
    VICKY GELATT; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..5 billion in increased health utilization, absenteeism, reduced productivity (presenteeism) and errors/accidents due to poor concentration. ..
  57. The Memory Care Navigator: A Proactive Guide
    Edward Y Zamrini; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Empowered with the tools they need and informed about the latest evidence-based care, families can achieve personalized, high-quality, cost-effective care, improve quality of life and avoid expensive unnecessary care crises. ..
  58. Sun Exposure and Melanoma in Agricultural Workers
    Leslie Dennis; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..affecting these behaviors regarding the risk of melanoma in private pesticide applicators (farmers) and their spouses. This career development program integrates my statistical and epidemiologic expertise for analyzing existing ..
  59. ADAPT Online: After Deployment Adaptive Parenting Tools
    BRION MARQUEZ; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..that currently leaves the very specific needs of parents returning from deployment and their partners/spouses as well as children unmet...
  60. The role of glucocerebrosidase in Parkinson's disease
    Roy Alcalay; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..rapid-eye-movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and autonomic dysfunction and compared to 30 controls (spouses and caregiver controls)...
  61. Alcohol Use and Relationship Distress in Married Couples
    Lindsey Rodriguez; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Finally, obtaining data from both spouses allows for identification of how each partner's stress, drinking, relationship distress, and physical/..
  62. Neighborhoods, Alcohol Outlets and Intimate Partner Violence
    Carol B Cunradi; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Understanding these mechanisms is of critical public health importance for developing environmental strategies aimed at IPV prevention, such as changes in zoning, community action and education, and policing. ..
  63. Shared Decision-Making in End-Stage Heart & Lung Disease
    Mark Sullivan; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..In this project, we will interview patients with end-stage CHF and COPD and their spouses and clinicians to formulate a "grounded theory" of the effects of prognostic understanding on decision-making...
    VICTORIA RAVEIS; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..The goal of the intervention is to facilitate bereaved spouses' psychosocial adjustment and transition to widowhood, thereby reducing their risk of psychopathology and other ..
  65. Internet Self-Help Program for Major Depressive Disorder in Spouses of Combatants
    Bentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Intervention Development / Exploratory Research (R34) project is designed to address this issue by tailoring for spouses of combat veterans a previously developed Internet intervention aimed at people with major depressive disorder...
  66. Relationship of Morbidity and Mortality Between Spouses
    Nicholas Christakis; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..methods of the demography of aging, we propose to examine the relationship between the morbidity and mortality of spouses. We ask questions about how the morbidity and mortality or one spouse, and the timing and nature of that ..
  67. Developing Web Delivered Coping Skills Training for Women with Alcoholic Partners
    Robert G Rychtarik; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..experience significant psychological and physical distress, utilize health care services to a greater degree than spouses of nonalcoholics, and incur overall higher healthcare costs...
  68. Family Processes in Chinese Americans with Diabetes
    Catherine Chesla; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Thematic and narrative analysis will be employed to analyze the interviews from patients and their spouses. The aim is to develop a practical theory of Chinese American patient and family beliefs and practices in ..
    RICHARD HEYMAN; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..De-escalation deficiencies then make it difficult to stop the rush of anger once it starts. Spouses beliefs that they can resolve conflict become eroded, leading them to avoid these hot issues...
  70. 'Social Influence and Self-management Behaviors Among O*
    Megan Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Patients and spouses must engage in these self-management behaviors on a daily basis to stem progression of chronic disease...
    Peter Vitaliano; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..compare 130 spouse caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD) (n=100 Caucasians, n=30 Blacks) to 130 spouses of non-demented controls matched on sex, race, age, and family history of cardiovascular disease...
  72. Age Difference of Spouses and Long-Term Care
    Darius Lakdawalla; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The aim of the proposed research is to examine how the declining age gap between spouses will affect future trends in the demand for long-term care...
  73. Supportive Behaviors to Assist in Smoking Cessation
    Kimber Richter; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..In future studies, we will extend measurement of supportive behaviors provided to non-spouses. The availability of validated measures of support provided and received will facilitate intervention development ..
  74. A Chronic Grief Intervention for Alzheimer's Cargivers
    Olimpia Paun; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..by applicant): Research reveals that Alzheimer's disease (AD) family caregivers (CGs), particularly spouses, do not relinquish their role after placing their loved one in a nursing home...
    David Sheffield; Fiscal Year: 1999
    Laurel Northouse; Fiscal Year: 2005
    DESCRIPTION: Prostate Cancer: Family Care for Patients and Spouses Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States...
    Baila Miller; Fiscal Year: 1992
    Although gender differences have been noted in initial assumption of the caregiver role for spouses of persons with dementia, the type of tasks performed, access to social resources and caregiver distress, racial differences in caregiver ..
    TERRI ORBUCH; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..for a representative urban sample of black and white couples affect the mental and physical health of spouses, marital stability, long-term marital outcomes, patterns of family life, and those who divorce, individual ..
  79. Psychological and Financial Burden of Cancer Caregiving in Elderly Spouses
    Nicholas Christakis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..the burden of psychological morbidity as well as health care costs and utilization among people (probands) whose spouses do or do not have cancer...
  80. Marriage, Physiology, and Health during the Retirement Transition
    THEODORE ROBLES; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..b>Spouses will undergo two laboratory assessments: Visit 1 will take place between 6 months and 1 month before retirement, ..