Does Holding Back Cancer-Related Concern Affect Couples' Marital Relationship and Quality of Life of Patients with Lung Cancer? An Actor–Partner Interdependence Mediation Modeling Approach

ConclusionWhen patients with lung cancer and their spouses perceived their marital relationship positively, they assessed their quality of life positively. They were also found to be less hesitant when talking about cancer-related concerns. However, holding back on talking concerns did not have a significant impact on the quality of life (of either oneself or the spouse). Therefore, nurses should first check how they perceive their marital relationship before encouraging communication between patients with lung cancer and their spouses. Nurses can assess these risk factors and intervene if needed, along their cancer trajectory.
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