Developing Intervention for Icelandic Families of Children and Adolescent with Cancer

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161263
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing Intervention for Icelandic Families of Children and Adolescent with Cancer
Abstract:
Developing Intervention for Icelandic Families of Children and Adolescent with Cancer
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Svavarsdóttir, Erla
Contact Address:Faculty of Nursing, Eirberg, Eiriksgata #34, Reykjavik, IS-101, Iceland
Cancer is one of the main causes of death in children and adolescent in Iceland. Each year about 12-14 children under 18 years of age are diagnosed with cancer, which is similar ratio as in other western countries. Families of children with cancer need to adapt to the health situation of their child; however, it is unknown how Icelandic nurses can intervene with these families in order to foster parents’ adaptation. The purpose of the research is to study the impact of educational and family support (as an family intervention) on parents coping behavior and adaptation when families have a child or an adolescent newly diagnosed with cancer. The Resiliency Model of Family Stress, Adjustment and Adaptation (McCubbin & McCubbin, 1993; 1996) along with Wright's and Leahey's Family Nursing Intervention Model (2000) are the conceptual frameworks for the study. Fourteen Icelandic families (mothers and fathers) of children 18 years and younger with cancer participated in the study. Data was collected at three time points; once before the intervention and twice after the intervention, on family adaptation, parental coping behavior, general well-being, caregiving demands and family hardiness. The intervention consisted of two 60-90 min support interviews for each family and of an educational homepage that was developed on the Internet where the families were able to talk to each other and to talk to the research team regarding their concerns or experience of having a child with cancer. Findings from the study will be introduced and application for future research and practice will be presented. In addition, development of the intervention for the family as a whole will be discussed. AN: MN030127
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.titleDeveloping Intervention for Icelandic Families of Children and Adolescent with Canceren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161263-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Developing Intervention for Icelandic Families of Children and Adolescent with Cancer</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Svavarsd&oacute;ttir, Erla</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Faculty of Nursing, Eirberg, Eiriksgata #34, Reykjavik, IS-101, Iceland</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Cancer is one of the main causes of death in children and adolescent in Iceland. Each year about 12-14 children under 18 years of age are diagnosed with cancer, which is similar ratio as in other western countries. Families of children with cancer need to adapt to the health situation of their child; however, it is unknown how Icelandic nurses can intervene with these families in order to foster parents&rsquo; adaptation. The purpose of the research is to study the impact of educational and family support (as an family intervention) on parents coping behavior and adaptation when families have a child or an adolescent newly diagnosed with cancer. The Resiliency Model of Family Stress, Adjustment and Adaptation (McCubbin &amp; McCubbin, 1993; 1996) along with Wright's and Leahey's Family Nursing Intervention Model (2000) are the conceptual frameworks for the study. Fourteen Icelandic families (mothers and fathers) of children 18 years and younger with cancer participated in the study. Data was collected at three time points; once before the intervention and twice after the intervention, on family adaptation, parental coping behavior, general well-being, caregiving demands and family hardiness. The intervention consisted of two 60-90 min support interviews for each family and of an educational homepage that was developed on the Internet where the families were able to talk to each other and to talk to the research team regarding their concerns or experience of having a child with cancer. Findings from the study will be introduced and application for future research and practice will be presented. In addition, development of the intervention for the family as a whole will be discussed. AN: MN030127 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:18:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:18:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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