Dyadic Coping Among Married Couples with Breast Cancer Survivor Wife
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- Dyadic coping, dyadic stress, breast cancer survivor, married couples, qualitative approach, narrative study
Breast cancer is a type of cancer that is commonly found in women. Breast cancer patients usually undergo a series of treatment processes to cure breast cancer within a certain period of time. The breast cancer patients can be affected both mentally and physically. When dealing with breast cancer, not only patients experience stress, but stress is also experienced by the families who take care for the patient. In particular, the husband acts as the first caregiver who immediately feels stress due to the wife’s condition. This study aims to describe an overview of dyadic coping in couples whose wife has breast cancer. Dyadic coping is a partner’s way of responding to stressful situations or problems that can lead to feelings of stress in the relationship. This research uses a qualitative approach with narrative research study. In-depth interviews were conducted with four couples of wives with breast cancer survivors. The results of this research showed that supportive dyadic coping and common dyadic coping with emotion-focused and problem-focused coping formed in married couples with breast cancer survivors. The study highlighted dyadic coping plays an important role in couples when dealing with stress when the wife has breast cancer. Communication, personality, household pattern, economy, and social support factors affecting dyadic coping were discussed.
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TY - CONF AU - Thio Venny Purba AU - Widya Risnawaty PY - 2021 DA - 2021/08/08 TI - Dyadic Coping Among Married Couples with Breast Cancer Survivor Wife BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Economics, Business, Social, and Humanities (ICEBSH 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1006 EP - 1012 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210805.158 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210805.158 ID - Purba2021 ER -