Background: This study aimed to examine whether dyadic coping (DC) is associated with relationship satisfaction (RS) among couples facing cardiac diseases. Furthermore, the moderating role of both partners’ anxiety and depression was tested. Methods: One hundred cardiac patients (81.5% men) and their partners (81.5% women) completed a self-report questionnaire during hospitalization. The Actor–Partner Interdependence Model (APIM) and moderation analyses were used to assess the above associations. Results: Results showed that positive DC was significantly related to higher levels of RS, and negative DC was related to lower levels of RS. Furthermore, patient and partner psychological distress significantly moderated the link between DC and RS: patient-perceived positive DC was associated with higher partner RS when partner depression was high; partner-perceived positive DC was associated with higher patient RS when patient anxiety was low; patient-perceived negative DC has associated with lower patient RS when patient anxiety and depression were high. Conclusion: This study showed that positive DC is associated with a more satisfying relationship and identified under what conditions of cardiac-related distress this can happen. Furthermore, this study underlined the importance of examining DC in addition to the individual coping skills as a process pertaining to personal well-being and couple’s outcomes.

Rapelli, G., Donato, S., Giusti, E. M., Pietrabissa, G., Parise, M., Pagani, A. F., Spatola, C. A. M., Bertoni, A. M. M., Castelnuovo, G., Recognizing and Appreciating the Partner’s Support Protects Relationship Satisfaction during Cardiac Illness, <<JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE>>, 2024; 13 (4): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.3390/jcm13041180] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/269508]

Recognizing and Appreciating the Partner’s Support Protects Relationship Satisfaction during Cardiac Illness

Donato, Silvia;Pietrabissa, Giada;Parise, Miriam;Bertoni, Anna Marta Maria;Castelnuovo, Gianluca
2024

Abstract

Background: This study aimed to examine whether dyadic coping (DC) is associated with relationship satisfaction (RS) among couples facing cardiac diseases. Furthermore, the moderating role of both partners’ anxiety and depression was tested. Methods: One hundred cardiac patients (81.5% men) and their partners (81.5% women) completed a self-report questionnaire during hospitalization. The Actor–Partner Interdependence Model (APIM) and moderation analyses were used to assess the above associations. Results: Results showed that positive DC was significantly related to higher levels of RS, and negative DC was related to lower levels of RS. Furthermore, patient and partner psychological distress significantly moderated the link between DC and RS: patient-perceived positive DC was associated with higher partner RS when partner depression was high; partner-perceived positive DC was associated with higher patient RS when patient anxiety was low; patient-perceived negative DC has associated with lower patient RS when patient anxiety and depression were high. Conclusion: This study showed that positive DC is associated with a more satisfying relationship and identified under what conditions of cardiac-related distress this can happen. Furthermore, this study underlined the importance of examining DC in addition to the individual coping skills as a process pertaining to personal well-being and couple’s outcomes.
2024
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Rapelli, G., Donato, S., Giusti, E. M., Pietrabissa, G., Parise, M., Pagani, A. F., Spatola, C. A. M., Bertoni, A. M. M., Castelnuovo, G., Recognizing and Appreciating the Partner’s Support Protects Relationship Satisfaction during Cardiac Illness, <<JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE>>, 2024; 13 (4): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.3390/jcm13041180] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/269508]
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