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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165481
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Biopsychosocial Impact of Parental Cancer on Schoolagers
Author(s):
Su, F.; Wenger, N.
Author Details:
F. Su, F. Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA; N. Wenger
Abstract:
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 128,089 children in 1998 had a parent diagnosed with cancer. Parental cancer may be a pervasive stressful event for children, but the impact on children is largely unrecognized. Most research on children's adjustment to parental cancer lacks a theoretical basis and appropriate comparison groups. How children cope with parental cancer and the effectiveness of their coping strategies is unknown. Other variables that may mediate or moderate children's responses are rarely analyzed. Differences between children's and parents' perceptions of this phenomenon need to be examined as well. Purpose: The purpose is to characterize the stress-coping process of children ages 7-12 who have a parent with cancer. Findings will be compared to similar measures from previous research on children who have encountered stressful events other than parental cancer. Theoretical/Scientific Framework: This study is based on an integration of Lazarus's cognitive appraisal theory of stress and coping, cognitive developmental theory, social/emotional developmental theory, and physiologic stress response theory. Methods: Power analysis indicates that a sample of 37 children is needed for this descriptive, cross-sectional design. Children will be recruited from a University support group, an oncology clinic and the General Clinical Research Center. Instruments completed by parents include a demographic data form, the Child Behavior Checklist/4-18, and the Family Peer Relationship Questionnaire. Children will complete the Family Peer Relationship Questionnaire, Feel Bad Scale (concurrent stressors), Schoolagers' Coping Strategies Inventory, Children's Stress Symptom Scale, and a Human Figure Drawing. Also, a morning salivary sample will be analyzed for cortisol levels. The reliability and validity of all instruments used in this study are well established. Data Analysis: Analysis will include descriptive statistics, Pearson, et al and canonical correlations to examine relationships ANOVA for mediator and moderator analysis, and t-tests to compare groups. Findings and Implications: Findings will increase our understanding of this pervasive stressor in some children's lives and will help to identify health outcomes that are amenable to nursing interventions.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2004
Conference Name:
29th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Anaheim, California, USA
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBiopsychosocial Impact of Parental Cancer on Schoolagersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSu, F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWenger, N.en_US
dc.author.detailsF. Su, F. Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA; N. Wengeren_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165481-
dc.description.abstractCancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 128,089 children in 1998 had a parent diagnosed with cancer. Parental cancer may be a pervasive stressful event for children, but the impact on children is largely unrecognized. Most research on children's adjustment to parental cancer lacks a theoretical basis and appropriate comparison groups. How children cope with parental cancer and the effectiveness of their coping strategies is unknown. Other variables that may mediate or moderate children's responses are rarely analyzed. Differences between children's and parents' perceptions of this phenomenon need to be examined as well. Purpose: The purpose is to characterize the stress-coping process of children ages 7-12 who have a parent with cancer. Findings will be compared to similar measures from previous research on children who have encountered stressful events other than parental cancer. Theoretical/Scientific Framework: This study is based on an integration of Lazarus's cognitive appraisal theory of stress and coping, cognitive developmental theory, social/emotional developmental theory, and physiologic stress response theory. Methods: Power analysis indicates that a sample of 37 children is needed for this descriptive, cross-sectional design. Children will be recruited from a University support group, an oncology clinic and the General Clinical Research Center. Instruments completed by parents include a demographic data form, the Child Behavior Checklist/4-18, and the Family Peer Relationship Questionnaire. Children will complete the Family Peer Relationship Questionnaire, Feel Bad Scale (concurrent stressors), Schoolagers' Coping Strategies Inventory, Children's Stress Symptom Scale, and a Human Figure Drawing. Also, a morning salivary sample will be analyzed for cortisol levels. The reliability and validity of all instruments used in this study are well established. Data Analysis: Analysis will include descriptive statistics, Pearson, et al and canonical correlations to examine relationships ANOVA for mediator and moderator analysis, and t-tests to compare groups. Findings and Implications: Findings will increase our understanding of this pervasive stressor in some children's lives and will help to identify health outcomes that are amenable to nursing interventions.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:19:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:19:19Z-
dc.conference.date2004en_US
dc.conference.name29th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationAnaheim, California, 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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