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Family, Life Course, and Society

William & Mary

1990

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Interactional Characteristics Of Facial Pain Patients And Their Spouses: Assessment Of Self-Report And Behavioral Observation Measures Of Cohesion, Adaptability, And Marital Satisfaction, Pamela Guyler Boll Jan 1990

Interactional Characteristics Of Facial Pain Patients And Their Spouses: Assessment Of Self-Report And Behavioral Observation Measures Of Cohesion, Adaptability, And Marital Satisfaction, Pamela Guyler Boll

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Twenty-four facial pain patients and their spouses were videotaped answering questions concerning their relationships. This study was designed to more objectively support the clinical impressions of the MCV/VCU TMJ and Facial Pain Research Center's treatment team's view of the interactional characteristics of these couples. Prior to the team offering brief couples psychotherapy for assistance in the resolution of the pain problem, the team needed to assess the pain couples' relationship variables. Adherence to health care providers' recommendations is typically minimal unless all participants agree that specific treatment is warranted. There appears to be a lack of understanding ...