Daily received support and relational functioning in HCT survivors and their caregivers

Aleksandra Kroemeke , Małgorzata Sobczyk-Kruszelnicka


Objectives: Numerous authors have expressed their interest in adjustment and social support in the context of cancer. However, none of the previous studies has directly examined the models describing the links between daily social support and adjustment fluctuation, particularly at the relational level. This study aimed to verify the additive and buffering models of daily received support regarding the relational level of patient-caregiver relationship, that is, the relationship-related stress and relationship satisfaction following hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Methods: Two hundred patient-caregiver dyads participated in a 28-day diary study that was started on the first day after post-HCT discharge. The participants rated the extent of daily relationship-related stress, relationship satisfaction, and received support every evening during the study. The analyses were based on the actor-partner interdependence moderation model. Results: Daily deviations in received support were directly associated with concurrent and lagged daily deviations in relationship satisfaction, regardless of relationship- related stress level in both patients and caregivers. In addition, in caregivers, the effect of daily deviations in received support on relationship satisfaction depended on deviations in relationship-related stress and was significant on the days with higher relationship-related stress. Conclusions: The findings supported both the additive (in patients and caregivers) and the buffering hypotheses (in caregivers) of daily received support in patient-caregiver dyads during the first month following HCT. The theoretical and practical implications of the findings are further highlighted.
Author Aleksandra Kroemeke (Wydział Psychologii w Warszawie)
Aleksandra Kroemeke,,
- Wydział Psychologii w Warszawie
, Małgorzata Sobczyk-Kruszelnicka
Małgorzata Sobczyk-Kruszelnicka,,
Journal seriesPsycho-Oncology, ISSN 1057-9249, e-ISSN 1099-1611, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets66.45
Keywords in Englishadjustment, cancer, daily-diary study, HCT, oncology, patient-caregiver dyads, relationship satisfaction, social support
ASJC Classification2730 Oncology; 2738 Psychiatry and Mental health; 3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5440
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.564; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 3.43 (2) - 2018=4.115 (5)
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