Navigation Links
Men leave: Separation and divorce far more common when the wife is the patient
Date:11/10/2009

214 patients), those with a solid tumor with no central nervous system involvement (193 patients) and those with multiple sclerosis (108 patients). Almost half of the patients were women.

Chamberlain said the study was initiated because doctors noticed that in their neuro-oncology practices, divorce occurred almost exclusively when the wife was the patient. The researchers enrolled groups of patients with other cancers and with multiple sclerosis to separate the impact of oncologic versus neurological disease. The results showed a stronger gender disparity for divorce when the wife was the patient in the general oncology and multiple sclerosis groups (93 percent and 96 percent respectively, compared to 78 percent for the primary brain tumor group).

The study also found correlations between age and length of marriage and the likelihood of divorce or separation. The older the woman was the more likely her partnership would end. However, longer marriages remained more stable.

Researchers also measured some health and quality of life outcomes among the patients who separated or divorced. They found that patients used more antidepressants, participated less in clinical trials, had more frequent hospitalizations, were less likely to complete radiation therapy and more likely not to die at home, according to the study.

"We believe that our findings apply generally to patients with life-altering medical illness," the authors wrote. "We recommend that medical providers be especially sensitive to early suggestions of marital discord in couples affected by the occurrence of a serious medical illness, especially when the woman is the affected spouse and it occurs early in the marriage. Early identification and psychosocial intervention might reduce the frequency of divorce and separation, and in turn improve quality of life and quality of care."


'/>"/>

Contact: Dean Forbes
dforbes@fhcrc.org
206-667-2896
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. The Quantum Group, Inc. Announces Separation of Units
2. Hillenbrand Announces Mailing of Proxy Regarding Changing of Company Name in Conjunction with Planned Separation
3. Park Dental Announces Separation From Its Administrative Service Provider
4. Hillenbrand Releases Investor Roadshow Materials and Updated Financial Guidance Related to Separation Of Hill-Rom and Batesville Casket
5. Hillenbrand Industries Announces Formal Board Approval of Separation by Means of Share Distribution and Details for Completion
6. Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. Announces Completion of Separation of Hillenbrand Industries Creating Two Public Companies
7. Separation from mom, dad linked with learning trouble in kids
8. Holiday Season Amplifies Hurt of Separation and Divorce: Economic Woes Add to Pressure
9. ThermoGenesis Introduces New Cell Separation Technology for Veterinary Use at Major Equine Convention
10. Molecule tracking reveals mechanism of chromosome separation in dividing cells
11. Microfluidic Systems (MFSI) is Granted a Microfluidic Cartridge Patent for DNA Separation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) happens all too frequently, however ... Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine,s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting suggests ... may minimize the chance of a future ACL tear. ... factors such as, age, activity level and type of ... said lead author, Christopher C. Kaeding, MD of the ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Wild by ... is proud to announce they are opening a fifth store ... Wild by Nature offers one of the largest selections of ... people diagnosed with celiac disease, these stores have become a ... gluten-free diet. , Gluten sensitivity, and gluten intolerance, is a ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... BellasDress, the experienced dressmaker in the ... suppliers when it comes to beach wedding dresses ... of beach wedding outfits in its online shop. Included ... outfits. , BellasDress has been considered as one ... to the company’s senior spokesman, BellasDress provides superb special ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Growing old was thought of as a fate that was ... was shown that many of the “myths” people associate with ... out, the elderly can still live quite as fruitfully as their ... time in the world, older people also need to live a ... the twilight of their lives. This is why Guy Coalter, the ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Plasma resource reserves ... products industry. Although the closure of 16 plasma collection ... to domestic blood products market, the total plasma volume ... on year and total lot release volume declined by ... stock consumption, insufficient utilization of new plasma stations and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Wild by Nature Opens New Location 2Health News:BellasDress Emerges As Popular Online Supplier Of 2014 Beach Wedding Dresses 2Health News:It’s All Free For Seniors Review, How To Take Advantage of What Life Has to Offer In Old Age – Vinamy.com 2Health News:It’s All Free For Seniors Review, How To Take Advantage of What Life Has to Offer In Old Age – Vinamy.com 3Health News:Chinese Blood Product Industry Report 2014-2017 Focuses Plasma Volume & Stations Says A New Research Available at ChinaMarketResearchReports.com 2Health News:Chinese Blood Product Industry Report 2014-2017 Focuses Plasma Volume & Stations Says A New Research Available at ChinaMarketResearchReports.com 3Health News:Chinese Blood Product Industry Report 2014-2017 Focuses Plasma Volume & Stations Says A New Research Available at ChinaMarketResearchReports.com 4
... of your New Year resolutions, The Alliance for Aging Research// ... of both physical as well as mental exercise to stay ... nonprofit Alliance for Aging Research said, "There is a lot ... prevent or lessen the cognitive decline that often comes with ...
... habit of offering fruit juices and sugar added beverages ... better to avoid sugary drinks in cups with sippers ... the sipper attached. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) ... cups do help to avoid liquids from spilling over from ...
... for patients in ICU by adhering to simple techniques ... infections. // ICUs can become thoroughly aseptic by ensuring ... and catheters. A detailed report was made by experts ... the report are published in New England Journal of ...
... parents to encourage their children to put away the video ... AMA Vice President, Dr Choong-Siew Yong, said today. ... soccer balls and tennis racquets are a great way to ... ,“Swimming or horse-riding lessons, bicycle outings, backyard cricket, or just ...
... junta, left for Singapore to receive treatment for an intestinal ... who has led Myanmar's junta - the self-styled State Peace ... the country Sunday on a special flight arranged by businessman ... ,An informed source in the government said Than Shwe, ailing ...
... the calories a person consumes can prevent, or at least ... suggests// that body composition – whether a person is ... risks. ,In other words, how the body ... than how many or how few calories are consumed—a finding ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Simple Steps to Safe Guard Patients from Bloodstream Infections in ICU 2Health News:Keep Kids Active in the Holidays 2Health News:Body Composition Is Key Player in Controlling Cancer Risks 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... it has completed the sale to Galderma of all ... or held by Valeant for $1.4 billion in cash, ... which recently completed its acquisition of Galderma. ... our products to a company that is firmly committed ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... BURLINGTON, Mass. , July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... three-quarters of surveyed infectious disease (ID) specialists are ... Medicines Company,s Orbactiv (oritavancin) for use as OPAT, ... to prescribe these agents to their hospital inpatients. ... percent) of OPAT patients are initiated on OPAT ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS ... a quarterly dividend of $0.275 (27.5 cents) per share on ... 1, 2014, to holders of record on July 21, 2014. ... is dedicated to helping people on their path to better ... the United States . Through the company,s more than ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Long-Acting Antibiotics Offering Once-Weekly Dosing Will See Favorable Uptake and Use as Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) 2Long-Acting Antibiotics Offering Once-Weekly Dosing Will See Favorable Uptake and Use as Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) 3
... 17 The Department of,Justice announced today that ... CEO,Roundtable on Cancer (CRC) to develop and publicize ... cancer treatments. The Department said,the language is not ... to help,increase efficiency in contract negotiations, potentially reducing ...
... (OTC Bulletin Board: BSTC), a biopharmaceutical company,developing first ... of a U.S. Phase IIb clinical trial in ... its partner Auxlium,Pharmaceuticals, Inc., "We are very ... this trial,into a Phase IIb based on our ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Justice Department Will Not Oppose CEO Roundtable on Cancer's Proposal 2BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announces Initiation of Phase IIb Trial for Peyronie's Disease 2BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announces Initiation of Phase IIb Trial for Peyronie's Disease 3
This CLS number is a new product number, created to easily match Cornings product number. If showing no availability yet, please order under the old Sigma-Aldrich number (Z71,411-9) or contact custom...
... The Eppendorf Reference Series 2000 Pipette ... smooth stroke, a compact and robust design, ... button is used to operate the measuring ... the tip. Product features: Eppendorf ...
... Seven digital models cover the range from 2ul ... fluently. Volume lock design prevents inadvertent volume ... horizontal grip. Whole pipette is autoclavable at ... is all polypropylene. Suitable for one-handed operation. ...
... a fully adjustable, air-displacement pipette with a ... latest member of the Pipetman family, sharing ... and precision. We also added a number ... customers. Eight models cover the full range ...
Medicine Products: