Couple relationships in families with dependent children after a diagnosis of maternal breast cancer in the United Kingdom: perspectives from mothers and fathers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622595
Title:
Couple relationships in families with dependent children after a diagnosis of maternal breast cancer in the United Kingdom: perspectives from mothers and fathers
Authors:
Corney, Roslyn; Puthussery, Shuby ( 0000-0002-1865-9546 ) ; Swinglehurst, Jane
Abstract:
This article examines the facilitators and the barriers to couple relationships in families in the UK with dependent children after a diagnosis of maternal breast cancer. Qualitative data were collected through in-depth semi-structured interviews with 23 participants, including 10 couples and three women whose partners did not take part. Recorded interviews were analyzed using a thematic approach identifying themes and patterns in the interview transcripts and categorizing them using a framework. Key individual and contextual factors perceived as barriers or facilitators to couple relationships included: being a “young” family with young children, frustration and resentment from male partners, women’s reactions to the illness, individual communication styles, differing needs for “personal space,” body image concerns, and social support. Findings indicated the need for strengthening “family focus” in services with adequate support for male partners. Health and family services should consider variability in the experiences of couples with dependent children and be sensitive to the needs of partners alongside the women.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire; University of Greenwich
Citation:
Corney R, Puthussery S, Swinglehurst J (2016) 'Couple relationships in families with dependent children after a diagnosis of maternal breast cancer in the United Kingdom: perspectives from mothers and fathers', Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 34 (5), pp.413-431.
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
Issue Date:
30-Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622595
DOI:
10.1080/07347332.2016.1199080
Additional Links:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07347332.2016.1199080
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0734-7332
Sponsors:
Breast Cancer Campaign, UK
Appears in Collections:
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dc.contributor.authorCorney, Roslynen
dc.contributor.authorPuthussery, Shubyen
dc.contributor.authorSwinglehurst, Janeen
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-11T09:58:55Z-
dc.date.available2018-04-11T09:58:55Z-
dc.date.issued2016-03-30-
dc.identifier.citationCorney R, Puthussery S, Swinglehurst J (2016) 'Couple relationships in families with dependent children after a diagnosis of maternal breast cancer in the United Kingdom: perspectives from mothers and fathers', Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 34 (5), pp.413-431.en
dc.identifier.issn0734-7332-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/07347332.2016.1199080-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622595-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the facilitators and the barriers to couple relationships in families in the UK with dependent children after a diagnosis of maternal breast cancer. Qualitative data were collected through in-depth semi-structured interviews with 23 participants, including 10 couples and three women whose partners did not take part. Recorded interviews were analyzed using a thematic approach identifying themes and patterns in the interview transcripts and categorizing them using a framework. Key individual and contextual factors perceived as barriers or facilitators to couple relationships included: being a “young” family with young children, frustration and resentment from male partners, women’s reactions to the illness, individual communication styles, differing needs for “personal space,” body image concerns, and social support. Findings indicated the need for strengthening “family focus” in services with adequate support for male partners. Health and family services should consider variability in the experiences of couples with dependent children and be sensitive to the needs of partners alongside the women.en
dc.description.sponsorshipBreast Cancer Campaign, UKen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07347332.2016.1199080en
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectfamily supporten
dc.subjectcouple relationshipen
dc.subjectbreast canceren
dc.titleCouple relationships in families with dependent children after a diagnosis of maternal breast cancer in the United Kingdom: perspectives from mothers and fathersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Greenwichen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Psychosocial Oncologyen
dc.date.updated2018-04-05T00:00:10Z-
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