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Health, Relationships as a Factor in Treatment

  • By: Lynn M. Martire
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Close relationships such as marriage can have either a positive or negative impact on an individual's successful adjustment to and management of a chronic health condition. Because of this influence of family on health, researchers have developed family-oriented, ...

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