This article reviews the evidence for a relationship between 3 types of marital variables (marital status, marital adjustment, and marital interaction) and health problems (etiology, course/outcome/treatment) as well as the effect that health problems have on marriage.
The mechanisms responsible for these associations also are evaluated.
The evidence suggests that marital variables affect health status but that the effect is indirect and nonspecific.
The major explanatory model, the stress/social support hypothesis, has provided a broad conceptual framework rather than testable hypotheses.
Mots-clés Pascal : Article synthèse, Relation conjugale, Statut conjugal, Adaptation sociale, Etat sanitaire, Etiologie, Evolution, Traitement, Maladie, Stress, Support social, Interaction sociale, Relation personnalité environnement, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Review, Marital relation, Marital status, Social adaptation, Health status, Etiology, Evolution, Treatment, Disease, Stress, Social support, Social interaction, Environment personality relation, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0429355
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.