Pilot Study of Psychosocial Intervention for Mothers during Their Child’s Stem Cell Transplantation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153912
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pilot Study of Psychosocial Intervention for Mothers during Their Child’s Stem Cell Transplantation
Abstract:
Pilot Study of Psychosocial Intervention for Mothers during Their Child’s Stem Cell Transplantation
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:Nelson, Audrey, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Nebraska Medical Center
Title:Assistant Professor
A child's stem cell transplantation is a stressful event for mothers. Little is known how stress reduction strategies may affect the mothers’ stress responses. Objective: Purpose of this pilot study is to examine the effects of a psychosocial intervention to assist mothers in dealing with stress associated with their child's SCT. Design: Prospective study. Sample: A convenience sample of 20 mothers will be used at a university based tertiary care referral hospital for pediatric SCT. Selection criteria include: (a) being a mother of a child who was 6 months to 21 years of age and was to have a SCT, (b) being able to read and write the English language, (c) having legal custody of the child, and (d) living with the child before the hospitalization. Concepts or Variables: Anxiety (State Trait Anxiety Inventory), depression (Center of Epidemiologic Studies of Depression Scale) and coping strategies (Impact of Events Scale) are measured on reliable self-report questionnaires. Mothers complete the questionnaires on admission day, 10 and 20 days after the child's stem cell infusion but before the child’s dismissal from the hospital. STAMINA intervention—purity, dosage, specificity, and satisfaction. Methods: The designed psychosocial intervention, STAMINA, is based on D'Zurilla and Nezu's problem-solving model of stress and Barry's assessment model for individuals during stressful events. STAMINA consists of five problem solving and two support actions. STAMINA begins with an introduction session when the mother's usual problem-solving orientation and style based on her Social Problem Solving Inventory-Revised scores is described, then seven STAMINA actions are defined, and plans for successive sessions are discussed. Successive sessions are held twice a week with the mothers to discuss her perception of how the child's SCT is progressing as well as her use of STAMINA during the previous week. In a pilot study to examine the feasibility of implementing STAMINA, it was found that STAMINA could be delivered consistently. Also these mothers reported that they believed STAMINA and the interactions were helpful during the child's SCT. Data Analysis: Descriptive and inferential statistics will be used to analyze the data. Correlation statistics will be used to examine the relationships among variables. Implications: The findings will provide information about the effectiveness of a nurse providing STAMINA, a psychosocial intervention, for mothers whose children have a SCT.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePilot Study of Psychosocial Intervention for Mothers during Their Child’s Stem Cell Transplantationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153912-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Pilot Study of Psychosocial Intervention for Mothers during Their Child&rsquo;s Stem Cell Transplantation</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">June, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Nelson, Audrey, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Nebraska Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">anelson@unmc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A child's stem cell transplantation is a stressful event for mothers. Little is known how stress reduction strategies may affect the mothers&rsquo; stress responses. Objective: Purpose of this pilot study is to examine the effects of a psychosocial intervention to assist mothers in dealing with stress associated with their child's SCT. Design: Prospective study. Sample: A convenience sample of 20 mothers will be used at a university based tertiary care referral hospital for pediatric SCT. Selection criteria include: (a) being a mother of a child who was 6 months to 21 years of age and was to have a SCT, (b) being able to read and write the English language, (c) having legal custody of the child, and (d) living with the child before the hospitalization. Concepts or Variables: Anxiety (State Trait Anxiety Inventory), depression (Center of Epidemiologic Studies of Depression Scale) and coping strategies (Impact of Events Scale) are measured on reliable self-report questionnaires. Mothers complete the questionnaires on admission day, 10 and 20 days after the child's stem cell infusion but before the child&rsquo;s dismissal from the hospital. STAMINA intervention&mdash;purity, dosage, specificity, and satisfaction. Methods: The designed psychosocial intervention, STAMINA, is based on D'Zurilla and Nezu's problem-solving model of stress and Barry's assessment model for individuals during stressful events. STAMINA consists of five problem solving and two support actions. STAMINA begins with an introduction session when the mother's usual problem-solving orientation and style based on her Social Problem Solving Inventory-Revised scores is described, then seven STAMINA actions are defined, and plans for successive sessions are discussed. Successive sessions are held twice a week with the mothers to discuss her perception of how the child's SCT is progressing as well as her use of STAMINA during the previous week. In a pilot study to examine the feasibility of implementing STAMINA, it was found that STAMINA could be delivered consistently. Also these mothers reported that they believed STAMINA and the interactions were helpful during the child's SCT. Data Analysis: Descriptive and inferential statistics will be used to analyze the data. Correlation statistics will be used to examine the relationships among variables. Implications: The findings will provide information about the effectiveness of a nurse providing STAMINA, a psychosocial intervention, for mothers whose children have a SCT.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:36:23Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:36:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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