• 1
    Berkman LF. The role of social relations in health promotion. Psychosom Med 1995; 57: 24554.
  • 2
    House JS, Landis KR, Umberson D. Social relationships and health. In: SaloveyP, RothmanAJ, editors. The social psychology of health. Philadelphia: Psychology Press; 2003. p. 21826.
  • 3
    Wickrama KA, Lorenz FO, Conger RD, Elder GH Jr. Marital quality and physical illness: a latent growth curve analysis. J Marriage Fam 1997; 59: 14355.
  • 4
    Sternberg EM, Chrousos GP, Wilder RL, Gold PW. Stress responses and the pathogenesis of arthritis. In: McCubbinJA, KaufmannPG, NemeroffCB, editors. Stress, neuropeptides, and systemic disease. San Diego: Academic Press; 1991. p. 287300.
  • 5
    Zautra AJ, Hoffman J, Potter P, Matt KS, Yocum D, Castro L. Examination of changes in interpersonal stress as a factor in disease exacerbations among women with rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Behav Med 1997; 19: 27986.
  • 6
    Evers AW, Kraaimaat FW, Geenen R, Jacobs JW, Bijlsma JW. Pain coping and social support as predictors of long-term functional disability and pain in early rheumatoid arthritis. Behav Res Ther 2003; 41: 1295310.
  • 7
    Evers AW, Kraaimaat FW, Geenen R, Jacobs JW, Bijlsma JW. Stress-vulnerability factors as long-term predictors of disease activity in early rheumatoid arthritis. J Psychosom Res 2003; 55: 293302.
  • 8
    Fisher JD, Nadler A, Whitcher-Alagna S. Recipient reactions to aid. Psychol Bull 1982; 91: 2754.
  • 9
    Steinberg M, Gottlieb BH. The appraisal of spousal support by women facing conflicts between work and family. In: BurlesonBR, AlbrechtTL, SarasonIG, editors. Communication of social support: messages, interactions, relationships, and community. Thousand Oaks (CA): Sage; 1994. p. 15272.
  • 10
    Revenson TA, Abraido-Lanza AF, Majerovitz SD, Jordan C. Couples coping with chronic illness: what's gender got to do with it? Washington (DC): American Psychological Association; 2005.
  • 11
    Mann C, Dieppe P. Different patterns of illness-related interaction in couples coping with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum 2006; 55: 27986.
  • 12
    Sterba KR, DeVellis RF, Lewis MA, Baucom DH, Jordan JM, DeVellis B. Developing and testing a measure of dyadic efficacy for married women with rheumatoid arthritis and their spouses. Arthritis Rheum 2007; 57: 294302.
  • 13
    Revenson TA, Schiaffino KM, Majerovitz SD, Gibofsky A. Social support as a double-edged sword: the relation of positive and problematic support to depression among rheumatoid arthritis patients. Soc Sci Med 1991; 33: 80713.
  • 14
    Zautra AJ, Yocum DC, Villanueva I, Smith B, Davis MC, Attrep J, et al. Immune activation and depression in women with rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol 2004; 31: 45763.
  • 15
    Fitzpatrick R, Newman S, Archer R, Shipley M. Social support, disability and depression: a longitudinal study of rheumatoid arthritis. Soc Sci Med 1991; 33: 60511.
  • 16
    Manne SL, Zautra AJ. Spouse criticism and support: their association with coping and psychological adjustment among women with rheumatoid arthritis. J Pers Soc Psychol 1989; 56: 60817.
  • 17
    Zautra AJ, Hoffman JM, Matt KS, Yocum D, Potter PT, Castro WL, et al. An examination of individual differences in the relationship between interpersonal stress and disease activity among women with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res 1998; 11: 2719.
  • 18
    Waltz M, Kriegel W, van't Pad Bosch P. The social environment and health in rheumatoid arthritis: marital quality predicts individual variability in pain severity. Arthritis Care Res 1998; 11: 35674.
  • 19
    Druley JA, Townsend AL. Self-esteem as a mediator between spousal support and depressive symptoms: a comparison of healthy individuals and individuals coping with arthritis. Health Psychol 1998; 17: 25561.
  • 20
    Kraaimaat FW, Van Dam-Baggen RM, Bijlsma JW. Association of social support and the spouse's reaction with psychological distress in male and female patients with rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol 1995; 22: 6448.
  • 21
    Surrey JL. Self-in-relations: a theory of women's development. Adv Dev 1993; 5: 111.
  • 22
    Jordan JV. A relational perspective for understanding women's development. New York: Guilford; 1997.
  • 23
    Miller JB, Stiver IP. The healing connection: how women form relationships in therapy and in life. Boston: Beacon; 1997.
  • 24
    Reis HT, Shaver P. Intimacy as an interpersonal process. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons; 1988.
  • 25
    Jordan JV, Kaplan AG, Miller JB, Stiver IP, Surrey JL. Women's growth in connection: writings from the Stone Center. New York: Guilford; 1991.
  • 26
    Genero NP, Miller JB, Surrey J, Baldwin LM. Measuring perceived mutuality in close relationships: validation of the Mutual Psychological Development Questionnaire. J Fam Psychol 1992; 6: 3648.
  • 27
    Sperberg ED, Stabb SD. Depression in women as related to anger and mutuality in relationships. Psychol Women Q 1998; 22: 22338.
  • 28
    Lippes TE. Mutuality in marriage: the self-esteem connection. A self-in-relation analysis [dissertation]. Chicago: ProQuest; 1999.
  • 29
    Kayser K, Sormanti M, Strainchamps E. Women coping with cancer: the influence of relationship factors on psychosocial adjustment. Psychol Women Q 1999; 23: 72539.
  • 30
    Sanftner JL, Tantillo M, Seidlitz CS. A pilot investigation of the relation of perceived mutuality to eating disorders in women. Women Health 2004; 39: 85100.
  • 31
    Kasle S. The role of relational mutuality in psychological and physical health outcomes in a rheumatoid arthritis sample [dissertation]. Tucson (AZ): University of Arizona; 2004.
  • 32
    Kasle S, Yocum DE, Wilhelm MS. Quality of partner relationships may be protective factor with regard to anxiety for patients with rheumatoid arthritis [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum 2003; 48 Suppl 9: S644.
  • 33
    Kasle S, Swe K, Hymson L, Lisse JR, Wilhelm MS, Yocum DE, et al. The protective role of relationship quality in physical disability for rheumatoid arthritis patients [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum 2006; 54 Suppl 9: S304.
  • 34
    Kasle S, Wilhelm MS, Yocum DE, Zautra AJ. Negative affect mediates mutuality's link with overall health for women with rheumatoid arthritis [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum 2005; 52 Suppl 9: S442.
  • 35
    Reis HT. Gender differences in intimacy and related behaviors: context and process. In: CanaryDJ, DindiaK, editors. Sex differences and similarities in communication: critical essays and empirical investigations of sex and gender in interaction. Mahwah (NJ): Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; 1998. p. 20331.
  • 36
    Andersen PA. The evolution of biological sex differences in communication. In: DindiaK, CanaryDJ, editors. Sex differences and similarities in communication. 2nd ed. Mahwah (NJ): Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; 2006. p. 11735.
  • 37
    Watson D, Clark LA, Tellegen A. Development and validation of brief measures of positive and negative affect: the PANAS scales. J Pers Soc Psychol 1988; 54: 106370.
  • 38
    Genero NP, Miller JB, Surrey J. Project report no. 1: the Mutual Psychological Development Questionnaire. 1st ed. Wellesley (MA): The Stone Center, Wellesley College; 1992.
  • 39
    Radloff L. The CES-D Scale: a self-report depression scale for research in the general population. Appl Psychol Meas 1977; 1: 385401.
  • 40
    Geisser ME, Roth RS, Robinson ME. Assessing depression among persons with chronic pain using the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory: a comparative analysis. Clin J Pain 1997; 13: 16370.
  • 41
    Beck AT, Epstein N, Brown G, Steer RA. An inventory for measuring clinical anxiety: psychometric properties. J Consult Clin Psychol 1988; 56: 8937.
  • 42
    Fries JF, Spitz P, Kraines RG, Holman HR. Measurement of patient outcome in arthritis. Arthritis Rheum 1980; 23: 13745.
  • 43
    Guillemin F, Coste J, Pouchot J, Ghezail M, Bregeon C, Sany J, and The French Quality of Life in Rheumatology Group. The AIMS2-SF: a short form of the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2. Arthritis Rheum 1997; 40: 126774.
  • 44
    West SG, Aiken LS, Krull JL. Experimental personality designs: analyzing categorical by continuous variable interactions. J Pers 1996; 64: 148.
  • 45
    Berkman LF. Social support, social networks, social cohesion and health. Soc Work Health Care 2000; 31: 314.
  • 46
    Evers AW, Kraaimaat FW, van Riel PL, de Jong AJ. Tailored cognitive-behavioral therapy in early rheumatoid arthritis for patients at risk: a randomized controlled trial. Pain 2002; 100: 14153.
  • 47
    Fyrand L, Moum T, Finset A, Glennas A. The effect of social network intervention for women with rheumatoid arthritis. Fam Process 2003; 42: 7189.