Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/11575
Title: A preliminary conceptual framework for cancer couple dyads : live with love
Authors: Li, Q
Loke, AY 
Keywords: Cancer
Cancer couple dyads
Conceptual framework
Dyadic appraisal
Dyadic coping
Dyadic outcomes
Oncology
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Source: Cancer nursing, 2015, v. 38, no. 2, p. E27-E36 How to cite?
Journal: Cancer nursing 
Abstract: Background: With the research focus on family caregiving shifting from the individual to the dyadic level, there is a need to develop a conceptual framework that focused on caregiver-patient dyads. Objective: The aim of this study was to develop a preliminary conceptual framework for cancer couple dyads, to "Live With Love." Methods: A literature search was conducted among 4 electronic databases to identify couple-based intervention studies related to couples coping with cancer. This report differs from a traditional literature review in that we synthesized the models or frameworks used in these studies rather than the outcomes of the studies. A preliminary Live With Love Conceptual Framework (P-LLCF) for cancer couple dyads was developed based on the conceptual frameworks adopted in related literature on spousal caregiving for patients with cancer. Results: This P-LLCF contains 3 domains: event situation, dyadic mediators, and caregiver-patient dyads (appraisal, coping, and adjustment/outcomes). The various components in this P-LLCF will work together to benefit the positive dyadic adjustment/outcomes of the spousal caregiver-patient dyads in the cancer dyads' journey of coping with cancer. Conclusions: This P-LLCF sheds new light on the study of cancer couple dyads. It will be potentially valuable for guiding the related research and development of interventions on cancer couple dyads. Implications for Practice: Future research is needed to assess the outcome of interventions that focus on different components. It is also needed to develop measurements to assess dyadic adjustment/outcomes in nursing practice.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/11575
ISSN: 0162-220X
EISSN: 1538-9804
DOI: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000148
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