Art Therapy Interventions with Caregivers Supporting Pediatric Patients Who Are Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplant for Cancer

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164749
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Art Therapy Interventions with Caregivers Supporting Pediatric Patients Who Are Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplant for Cancer
Author(s):
Kravits, Kathy
Author Details:
Kathy Kravits, RN, MA, LPC, ATR, Senior Research Specialist, City of Hope, Duarte, California, USA, email: kkravits@coh.org
Abstract:
Research Study: This study addresses family care giving in pediatric oncology, an area widely recognized to be one of the most stressful care giving situations. Addressing cancer-related stressors, family resources and family meaning as critical to improving health related quality of life in families of patients with cancer. The degree of functional impairment of the patient is positively correlated with distress in the caregiver. Art therapy has been shown to have produced a reduction in distress, anxiety, and depression; increased positive emotions, increased coping resources, and improved health related quality of life. The purpose of this feasibility study is to explore the use of art therapy as an intervention for the reduction of emotional distress in family caregivers who are supporting a pediatric cancer patient undergoing bone marrow transplantation. Aim 1. Test the effects of an art therapy intervention. Aim 2. Describe the illness experience of caregivers and how it is impacted by the art therapy intervention. Aim 3. Determine the effect size for calculating the sample needed for a randomized clinical trial. This project integrates two models, Resilience and Affective Change Model. Resilience is a dynamic process that minimizes the negative consequences of exposure to risk and threat. The model that will be used to inform the art therapy interventions is the Affective Model of Change. This model approaches creating change through the integration of attachment and affect regulation principles in the context of a dyadic relationship. Accrual will be 26 individuals over the age of 18 who are providing personal care to pediatric cancer patients undergoing BMT. Six art therapy interventions will be delivered. Qualitative and quantitative measures will be administered. Descriptive and non-parametric statistics will be used. Results will be available at time of presentation.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleArt Therapy Interventions with Caregivers Supporting Pediatric Patients Who Are Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplant for Canceren_GB
dc.contributor.authorKravits, Kathyen_US
dc.author.detailsKathy Kravits, RN, MA, LPC, ATR, Senior Research Specialist, City of Hope, Duarte, California, USA, email: kkravits@coh.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164749-
dc.description.abstractResearch Study: This study addresses family care giving in pediatric oncology, an area widely recognized to be one of the most stressful care giving situations. Addressing cancer-related stressors, family resources and family meaning as critical to improving health related quality of life in families of patients with cancer. The degree of functional impairment of the patient is positively correlated with distress in the caregiver. Art therapy has been shown to have produced a reduction in distress, anxiety, and depression; increased positive emotions, increased coping resources, and improved health related quality of life. The purpose of this feasibility study is to explore the use of art therapy as an intervention for the reduction of emotional distress in family caregivers who are supporting a pediatric cancer patient undergoing bone marrow transplantation. Aim 1. Test the effects of an art therapy intervention. Aim 2. Describe the illness experience of caregivers and how it is impacted by the art therapy intervention. Aim 3. Determine the effect size for calculating the sample needed for a randomized clinical trial. This project integrates two models, Resilience and Affective Change Model. Resilience is a dynamic process that minimizes the negative consequences of exposure to risk and threat. The model that will be used to inform the art therapy interventions is the Affective Model of Change. This model approaches creating change through the integration of attachment and affect regulation principles in the context of a dyadic relationship. Accrual will be 26 individuals over the age of 18 who are providing personal care to pediatric cancer patients undergoing BMT. Six art therapy interventions will be delivered. Qualitative and quantitative measures will be administered. Descriptive and non-parametric statistics will be used. Results will be available at time of presentation.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:06:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:06:16Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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