Oil wives and intermittent husbands

Morrice, J.K., Taylor, R.C., Clark, D. and McCann, K. (1985) Oil wives and intermittent husbands. British Journal of Pharmacology, 147(5), pp. 479-483. (doi: 10.1192/bjp.147.5.479)

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An investigation was conducted in the Aberdeen area on wives of oil men working either off-shore or on-shore. No differences were found in measures of general health; but 'off-shore wives' were shown to experience mood and behavioural changes, linked to the pattern of swiftly recurring partings and reunions. While a majority of such wives appeared to tolerate or even thrive on their style of life, 10% had reactions sufficiently pronounced to deserve the label of Intermittent Husband Syndrome or 'caseness'. Many others would have benefited from more effective preventive and support services.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Professor David
Authors: Morrice, J.K., Taylor, R.C., Clark, D., and McCann, K.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social & Environmental Sustainability
Journal Name:British Journal of Pharmacology
Journal Abbr.:BJP
ISSN (Online):1476-5381

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