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Contemporary Studies on Relationships, Health, and Wellness

Contemporary Studies on Relationships, Health, and Wellness

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Part of Advances in Personal Relationships

Jennifer A. Theiss, Kathryn Greene, Wendy C. Birmingham, Maija Reblin, Stephen M. Haas, Tricia Burke, John Leustek, Maria K. Venetis, Patricia E. Gettings, Skye Chernichky-Karcher, Emily Scheinfeld, Erin Nelson, Brittani Cook, Danielle Catona, Teresa Keeler, Amanda Carpenter, Maria G. Checton, Brandi N. Frisby, Jacob M. Matig, Christina J. Harris, Chun Tao, Ashley K. Randall, Casey J. Toenhagen, Keli Steuber-Fazio, Keelin Moran, Caitlin McNair, Erica Cogland, Smita C. Banerjee, Ruth Manna, Patricia A. Parker, Marie C. Haverfield, Lindsay Susan Aloia, Anne M. Stone, Amy L. Delaney
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  • Publication planned for: January 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108419864

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  • Close relationships are a vital part of people's daily lives; thus family members, friends, and romantic partners play an integral role in people's health and well-being. Understanding the ways in which close relationships both shape and reflect people's health and wellness is an important area of inquiry. Showcasing studies from various disciplines that are on the cutting-edge of research exploring the interdependence between health and relationships, this collection highlights several relationship processes that are instrumental in the maintenance of health and the management of illness, including interpersonal influence, information management, uncertainty, social support, and communication. Although the existing health literature is rich with knowledge about individual and ecological factors that are influential in promoting certain health behaviors, the relationship scholars featured in this volume have much to contribute in terms of documenting the interpersonal dynamics that are involved in experiences of health and illness.

    • Showcases empirical studies on health and relationships that can be meaningfully applied to improve people's health and relationships
    • Includes research from scholars in a variety of disciplines, which highlights different types of questions underlying research on health and relationships
    • Uses research with a diverse range of methodological approaches, both qualitative and quantitative
    • Provides exemplars for conducting high-quality research on health and relationships from a variety of different orientations
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    Reviews & endorsements

    Advance praise: 'Health and wellness are substantially affected by the quality of communication in close relationships. In this volume, Theiss and Greene bring together an exceptional group of scholars whose cutting-edge research illuminates the important connections between social behavior and well-being. This text will prove to be an essential resource for researchers and students alike.' Kory Floyd, University of Arizona

    Advance praise: 'This interdisciplinary volume provides a major advance in our understanding of how close relationships and actual interpersonal interactions shape (and are shaped by) health behaviors, health decisions, and ultimately health outcomes. As scholars, scientists, and health professionals seek new perspectives on vexing health problems, this book will be an indispensable guide for years to come.' David Sbarra, University of Arizona

    Advance praise: 'This is an exceptional collection that focuses on how people in close relationships cope with health-related challenges. Cutting-edge research is presented, documenting the interplay between being in a close relationship (as a spouse, intimate partner, family member, or healthcare provider interacting with a patient) and health outcomes. This will be an invaluable resource for health researchers and students in communication, psychology, family studies, and nursing as well as for health practitioners who want to understand the role of close relationships in health.' Valerian Derlega, Old Dominion University, Virginia

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    • Publication planned for: January 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108419864
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 12 b/w illus. 19 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the interdependent influence among relationships, health, and wellness Jennifer A. Theiss and Kathryn Greene
    Part I. Interpersonal Influence in Health and Relationships:
    1. Differences in perceptions of spousal influence and family communication in cancer risk-reducing behaviors Wendy C. Birmingham and Maija Reblin
    2. Stigma, heteronormative passing with healthcare providers, and partner health involvement in male same-sex couples Stephen M. Haas
    3. 'Let's take a walk': relationship maintenance and health communication in romantic relationships Tricia Burke
    Part II. Information Management in Health and Relationships:
    4. Health-related issues that individuals with type 2 diabetes avoid discussing with their romantic partner John Leustek and Jennifer A. Theiss
    5. Closeness, recipient response, and interaction effectiveness: an application of the actor-partner interdependence model in the mental health disclosures Maria K. Venetis, Patricia E. Gettings and Skye Chernichky-Karcher
    6. From the drawing board to the kitchen table: an analysis of parental messages concerning nutrition, physical activity, and weight Emily Scheinfeld, Erin Nelson and Brittani Cook
    Part III. Uncertainty in Health and Relationships:
    7. 'We have been robbed of the life we planned': relational turbulence and experiences of Alzheimer's disease Danielle Catona
    8. Communication as a source of misunderstanding and a resource for responding to the stress of parental caregiving Teresa Keeler
    9. Examining uncertainty and interference with cardiology patients: applying a relational turbulence perspective in health contexts Amanda Carpenter, Kathryn Greene, Maria G. Checton and Danielle Catona
    10. Uncertainty management in bereavement: parent and child uncertainty sources and management strategies Brandi N. Frisby, Jacob M. Matig and Christina J. Harris
    Part IV. Support and Caregiving in Health and Relationships:
    11. Family reactions to partner stress and depression in same-sex couples: a dyadic examination of the moderating effects of dyadic coping Chun Tao, Ashley K. Randall and Casey J. Toenhagen
    12. 'I just want my wife and my life back': men's experiences of stress and social support during their partner's postpartum depression Keli Steuber-Fazio, Keelin Moran, Caitlin McNair and Erica Cogland
    13. Communication skills (Comskil) training for oncology nurses to improve patient centered care Smita C. Banerjee, Ruth Manna and Patricia A. Parker
    Part V. Communication Patterns in Health and Relationships:
    14. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic parents' orientations toward conformity and conversation as predictors of attachment and psychological well-being for adult children of alcoholics Marie C. Haverfield and Jennifer A. Theiss
    15. Alzheimer's caregiver distress in adulthood: the role of time invested in caregiving and family verbal aggression in childhood Lindsay Susan Aloia and Anne M. Stone
    16. Depression and sexual intimacy: layered challenges and communication strategies Amy L. Delaney
    Epilogue: the important role of relationship research in promoting healthy individuals and relationships Jennifer A. Theiss and Kathryn Greene.

  • Editors

    Jennifer A. Theiss, Rutgers University, New Jersey
    Jennifer A. Theiss is a Professor in the Department of Communication and a Chancellor's Scholar at Rutgers University, New Jersey. She has published two books and more than fifty empirical articles and book chapters on communication and relationships.

    Kathryn Greene, Rutgers University, New Jersey
    Kathryn Greene is a Professor in the Department of Communication at Rutgers University, New Jersey. She has published more than 100 articles and chapters on health communication, focusing on communication processes in preventing illness as well as maintaining health in close relationships.

    Contributors

    Jennifer A. Theiss, Kathryn Greene, Wendy C. Birmingham, Maija Reblin, Stephen M. Haas, Tricia Burke, John Leustek, Maria K. Venetis, Patricia E. Gettings, Skye Chernichky-Karcher, Emily Scheinfeld, Erin Nelson, Brittani Cook, Danielle Catona, Teresa Keeler, Amanda Carpenter, Maria G. Checton, Brandi N. Frisby, Jacob M. Matig, Christina J. Harris, Chun Tao, Ashley K. Randall, Casey J. Toenhagen, Keli Steuber-Fazio, Keelin Moran, Caitlin McNair, Erica Cogland, Smita C. Banerjee, Ruth Manna, Patricia A. Parker, Marie C. Haverfield, Lindsay Susan Aloia, Anne M. Stone, Amy L. Delaney

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