The attachment and its role in medical care

Carlo Lai, Gaia Romana Pellicano, Daniela Altavilla, Laura Pierro, Erika Fazzari, Edvaldo Begotaraj, Giada Lucarelli, Paola Aceto, Massimiliano Luciani

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Abstract

Attachment styles are relational models that lead an individual to seek proximity to a safe or powerful person when threatened. As suggested by attachment theory, the quality of early interpersonal experiences shapes the self-regulate ability during the entire life span and modulate the complex relationship between social, cognitive, and emotional variables. The attachment system seems to be strongly involved in the health-related events, due to its self-regulation function. Individuals with physical illness are forced to cope with new people, contexts and experiences that are potential stressors of attachment system. Relational models, thus, seem to have a significant role in health-related psychological processes, in particular, on patients' ability to engage in a fruitful alliance with their physicians. Major chronic conditions and their complex management could broadly take advantage from a safely and trustful relationship between patient and physician. Patient medical adherence is a basic statement in health care and recent studies reported that it is closely associated with the affective relationship between patient and practitioner. Investigating the patient attachment style as a moderator of this relationship could promote clinical interventions aimed to enhance the adherence to medical care, improving health-care outcomes and patient quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Health and Disease
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages119-147
Number of pages29
Volume3
ISBN (Electronic)9781536130218
ISBN (Print)9781536130201
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

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Aptitude
Delivery of Health Care
Physician-Patient Relations
Health
Patient Compliance
Quality of Life
Psychology
Physicians
Self-Control

Keywords

  • Adherence
  • Attachment system
  • Diabetes
  • Medical care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Lai, C., Pellicano, G. R., Altavilla, D., Pierro, L., Fazzari, E., Begotaraj, E., ... Luciani, M. (2018). The attachment and its role in medical care. In Advances in Health and Disease (Vol. 3, pp. 119-147). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..

The attachment and its role in medical care. / Lai, Carlo; Pellicano, Gaia Romana; Altavilla, Daniela; Pierro, Laura; Fazzari, Erika; Begotaraj, Edvaldo; Lucarelli, Giada; Aceto, Paola; Luciani, Massimiliano.

Advances in Health and Disease. Vol. 3 Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2018. p. 119-147.

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Lai, C, Pellicano, GR, Altavilla, D, Pierro, L, Fazzari, E, Begotaraj, E, Lucarelli, G, Aceto, P & Luciani, M 2018, The attachment and its role in medical care. in Advances in Health and Disease. vol. 3, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., pp. 119-147.
Lai C, Pellicano GR, Altavilla D, Pierro L, Fazzari E, Begotaraj E et al. The attachment and its role in medical care. In Advances in Health and Disease. Vol. 3. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2018. p. 119-147
Lai, Carlo ; Pellicano, Gaia Romana ; Altavilla, Daniela ; Pierro, Laura ; Fazzari, Erika ; Begotaraj, Edvaldo ; Lucarelli, Giada ; Aceto, Paola ; Luciani, Massimiliano. / The attachment and its role in medical care. Advances in Health and Disease. Vol. 3 Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2018. pp. 119-147
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