Control Strategies and Daily Affect

Nina Knoll , Jan Keller , Aleksandra Łuszczyńska , Urte Scholz , Christina Röcke , Mark Schrader , Jutta Heckhausen


Abstract. Adjusting strategies to manage daily goal pursuit with new functional limitations may impact not only the affect of patients, but also that of their partners. Associations between patients’ control strategies and both partners’ affect were examined at the onset of patients’ incontinence following prostatectomy. Eight-day diary data from 180 heterosexual couples were used to fit two-level models. In patients, investing personal resources to keep up goal pursuit despite incontinence (selective primary control) was associated with better affect, particularly when incontinence was pronounced. Yet, partners’ decreased negative affect coincided with patients’ asking for help and using technical aids (compensatory primary control) when the incontinence was severe. Patients and partners may benefit from different control strategies used by patients, especially when their functional limitations are pronounced.
Author Nina Knoll
Nina Knoll,,
, Jan Keller
Jan Keller,,
, Aleksandra Łuszczyńska (Filia we Wrocławiu / Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Aleksandra Łuszczyńska,,
- Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
, Urte Scholz
Urte Scholz,,
, Christina Röcke
Christina Röcke,,
, Mark Schrader
Mark Schrader,,
, Jutta Heckhausen
Jutta Heckhausen,,
Journal seriesGeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, [GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry], ISSN 1662-9647, e-ISSN 1662-971X, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.7
Keywords in Englishradical prostatectomy, incontinence, control strategies, couples, affect
ASJC Classification2717 Geriatrics and Gerontology; 2909 Gerontology
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)40
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.498
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