One Year Later—Restoring Health and Social Life

  • Alan Radley
Part of the Contributions to Pyschology and Medicine book series (CONTRIBUTIONS)


From the descriptions already provided, it is clear that the situation was changing for the couples between surgery and the first follow-up interview. The majority (19 of 31) expressed no concern with symptoms by this time. This improvement in their bodily condition was accompanied, for some, by changes in their status as they were deemed fit to return to work. This also meant that where expectations had not only been met but surpassed, some men now looked to the future with an eye on resuming a style of life which they had not previously anticipated; others, in the restoration of normality, found change where none was expected.


Social Life Adjustment Score Good Surgical Outcome Secondary Gain Angina Pain 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Radley
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  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesUniversity of TechnologyLoughboroughEngland

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