The impact of marital relationship on the rehabilitation process in a group of women with long-term musculoskeletal disorders.
1997 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905, Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine, ISSN 0300-8037, Vol. 25, no 1, 17-25 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This qualitative study investigated problems in the rehabilitation of women with long-term, musculoskeletal pain disorders. Data were collected by repeated semi-structured interviews and doctor-patient encounters during two years, and analysed in a gender perspective. The “marriage contract”, i.e. the pattern of division of duties and power structure within the marital relationship, was of obvious importance to the implementation of rehabilitation measures. We explored situations where the rehabilitation measures disagreed with the terms and patterns in the “marriage contract”. The participants' ways of coping with the contract in these delicate situations could be described as three type strategies; accepting the terms, negotiating for new terms, and breaking the contract. The crucial impact of the “marriage contract” and the type strategies on the rehabilitation process are exemplified.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1997. Vol. 25, no 1, 17-25 p.
Adaptation, Psychological, Adult, Attitude to Health, Chronic Disease, Employment, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Marriage, Middle Aged, Models; Psychological, Musculoskeletal Diseases/*psychology/*rehabilitation, Negotiating, Pain/etiology/*psychology, Sweden
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-11096DOI: 10.1177/140349489702500105PubMedID: 9106941OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-11096DiVA: diva2:150767