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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158914
Type:
Presentation
Title:
COPE: A Program for Parents of Chronically-Ill Children
Abstract:
COPE: A Program for Parents of Chronically-Ill Children
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Sparks, Laurie, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing
Contact Address:4483 Duncan, Mailstop 90-36-697, St. Louis, MO, 63110, USA
Contact Telephone:314-454-8730
Co-Authors:K. Balakas, S. Laurie, , Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing, St. Louis, MO; S. Charlotte, M. Rachel, , St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO; S. Anne, , Webster University, St. Louis, MO;
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the COPE program (Melnyk et al., 1997) in supporting parental coping and family functioning in families of infants and young children with life-threatening, chronic illnesses. The COPE program was created using three theories related to stress and functioning: Self-regulation theory - the ability to cope with stress and cognitively define a situation; Control theory - the difference between a current state and a desired state is a motivator to achieve the desired state; and Emotional contagion - the understanding that anxiety can be communicated to others. Mothers 18-years of age or older with children between the ages of birth to 24-months, hospitalized with a congenital heart defect, and neurologically intact meet the inclusion criteria, and are being randomly assigned to the treatment or control group. The COPE program is a series of informational CD's and activities parents use during their child's hospitalization which encourages the parent's to provide emotional support to their child and actively participate in their care. Control group families receive CD's of general hospital information and play activities non-specific to chronic illness. Data collection includes measures of: maternal anxiety and mood, degree of participation in care, and family response to a child with a chronic illness. It is predicted that families who receive the COPE program will have decreased anxiety and negative mood, will participate more actively in their child's care, will demonstrate greater confidence in their parental role, and have more positive family functioning. The tools being used will allow for analysis of variance between means as well as allow exploration of correlations between demographic factors and outcomes. If study findings support the use of this approach, it could be expanded to become a method to support all families of hospitalized children.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCOPE: A Program for Parents of Chronically-Ill Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158914-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">COPE: A Program for Parents of Chronically-Ill Children</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sparks, Laurie, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">4483 Duncan, Mailstop 90-36-697, St. Louis, MO, 63110, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">314-454-8730</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lasparks@bjc.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">K. Balakas, S. Laurie, , Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing, St. Louis, MO; S. Charlotte, M. Rachel, , St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO; S. Anne, , Webster University, St. Louis, MO;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the COPE program (Melnyk et al., 1997) in supporting parental coping and family functioning in families of infants and young children with life-threatening, chronic illnesses. The COPE program was created using three theories related to stress and functioning: Self-regulation theory - the ability to cope with stress and cognitively define a situation; Control theory - the difference between a current state and a desired state is a motivator to achieve the desired state; and Emotional contagion - the understanding that anxiety can be communicated to others. Mothers 18-years of age or older with children between the ages of birth to 24-months, hospitalized with a congenital heart defect, and neurologically intact meet the inclusion criteria, and are being randomly assigned to the treatment or control group. The COPE program is a series of informational CD's and activities parents use during their child's hospitalization which encourages the parent's to provide emotional support to their child and actively participate in their care. Control group families receive CD's of general hospital information and play activities non-specific to chronic illness. Data collection includes measures of: maternal anxiety and mood, degree of participation in care, and family response to a child with a chronic illness. It is predicted that families who receive the COPE program will have decreased anxiety and negative mood, will participate more actively in their child's care, will demonstrate greater confidence in their parental role, and have more positive family functioning. The tools being used will allow for analysis of variance between means as well as allow exploration of correlations between demographic factors and outcomes. If study findings support the use of this approach, it could be expanded to become a method to support all families of hospitalized children.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:31:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:31:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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