significant other


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significant other

 
a person who plays an important role in the life of an individual, such as a member of the immediate family, a lover, a close friend, or a role model.

significant other

[signif′ikənt]
a person who is considered by an individual as being special and as having an effect on that individual.

significant other

Most significant other, see there.

significant other

A person with whom a patient has a close relationship, which may or may not include relatives or a spouse.
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Correlations among perceived beliefs of significant others variables were very high (ranging from .
In the structural model, the relationship between the intrinsic and extrinsic work values of significant others was positive (r = .
This is the first known study to explore the role of the significant other in the dialysis modality decision-making process.
Participants described how family members and significant others could help them be accountable for attending exercise sessions and could provide feedback and reinforcement that would help them achieve their fitness goals, an example of both practical and appraisal support for health behavior change.
A needs-assessment survey was conducted by the MS Clinic to develop an effective and efficient plan of care for MS patients and their significant others through better understanding their needs.
With this dual definition, 55 (20%) of significant others were diagnosed with PTSD.
No major studies have surveyed Jewish addictions, but anecdotally it seems to be about the same rate as the general population, said Jonathan Katz, director of a New York Jewish organization that runs a support group called Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others.
One of its greatest strengths is that it offers ways to work through and resolve issues that all teens have in their lives, with school, family, friends, or significant others.
The couple books a restaurant for the luncheon and invites employees and their spouses or significant others.
Ask significant others as well as the patient about any hypomanic symptoms immediately before or after depressed periods.
Although resources to help the addicted person are predominant in our efforts in the addiction field, the significant others in that person's life also suffer and need help (Ligon, 2003).
The research team scanned volunteers' brains as pictures of current and former serious significant others as well as of neutral acquaintances were shown to them.

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