What is Spouse's support?

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See also: Family and Friends

The support and presence of family and friends during illness can be quite valuable, even essential, to an overall feeling of well-being.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 58 14
Increase effect of another treatment 52 13
Fibromyalgia 36 8
Depressed mood 12 2
Pain 10 5
Support mental / emotional health 6 1

Show all 18 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
4
Moderate
13
Mild
11
None
26

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Spouse's support

Side effect Patients
Not always sensitive to my needs 7
He can be preoccupied and unavailable 5
Husband may yell at me 4
Complains on the meds i take at times 3
Not as supportive if we are having a disagreement on something else 3
Complains about how many doctors i see 2

Show all 11 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Spouse's support

Dosage Patients
daily 14
all the time (24/7) 2
24 hr daily 1
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Spouse's support

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 5
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 9 patients who've stopped using Spouse's support

Duration

Currently using Spouse's support

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 5
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 14

Stopped using Spouse's support

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 30
Usually 15
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 12
Not at all hard to take 27
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 22
Not specified 30
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6 patient evaluations for Spouse's support

Aug 16, 2010 (Started May 20, 1982)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Even though my husband doesn't fully understand where I am at, I know he has my back!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 11, 2010 (Started May 20, 1982)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Keeps me from feeling sorry for myself, keeps me looking ahead, forward, doesn't baby me, calm when I can get a bit crazy...

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 11, 2009 (Started Apr 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Severe (not as supportive if we are having a disagreement on something else, not always sensitive to my needs, husband may yell at me, complains on the meds i take at times)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: if your single, don't get into a relationship unless he knows what to expect
Side effects: complains on the meds i take at times, husband may yell at me, not as supportive if we are having a disagreement on something else, not always sensitive to my needs

May 17, 2009 (Started Apr 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Severe (not as supportive if we are having a disagreement on something else, not always sensitive to my needs, husband may yell at me, complains on the meds i take at times)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I can't give any advice because I'm not sure what to do myself.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: complains on the meds i take at times, husband may yell at me, not as supportive if we are having a disagreement on something else, not always sensitive to my needs

Apr 19, 2009 (Started Apr 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Severe (not as supportive if we are having a disagreement on something else, not always sensitive to my needs, husband may yell at me, complains on the meds i take at times)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It is getting worse. I am sick and tired of him telling me how I should feel. I'm in excruciating pain because of either a kidney stone or urinary tract infection and he is telling me I can not take another pain pill.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: complains on the meds i take at times, husband may yell at me, not as supportive if we are having a disagreement on something else, not always sensitive to my needs

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 19, 2009 (Started Dec 28, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

Dec 18, 2008 (Started Dec 28, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I am very fortunate to have such a loving man in my life. He loves me each day, even if I am stuck in be, complaining, or in a bitchy mood.

  • 0 helpful marks
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