In spite of good intentions: Patients' perspectives on problematic social support interactions Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Helping Behavior
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Self Concept
  • Social Support
  • Stress, Psychological

abstract

  • Patients in this study described actions of their social network members that were intended to be supportive but instead were perceived as problematic because they were in excess of what was needed, they were incongruous with what was desired, or they contributed to negative feelings. Helping social networks to understand the potential problematic aspects of social support can aid in tailoring effective social support interventions.

publication date

  • September 5, 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC1236950

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/1477-7525-3-52

PubMed ID

  • 16143038

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 52

volume

  • 3