PARENTAL STRESS, COPING STRATEGIES, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL RESPONSE IN PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH CANCER: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165508
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
PARENTAL STRESS, COPING STRATEGIES, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL RESPONSE IN PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH CANCER: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY
Author(s):
Chen, Yi
Author Details:
Yi Chen, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, Republic of China
Abstract:
Parenting children living with cancer is a complicated psychological and behavioral process. However, major advances in cancer treatment have dramatically improved survival rates for cancer patients, therefore, assessing psychological and behavioral process with time for mothers become a more concern issue. In Taiwan, there was few study investigate regarding the difference of parental stress, coping strategies, and psychological distress experienced by mothers of children with cancer with time. The longitudinal study was aimed to investigate the parental stress, coping strategies, and psychological response experienced by mothers of children with newly diagnosed cancer (baseline), and six months after initial assessment (6-month follow up). Stress and coping, suggested by Lazarus and Folkman was used to guide this study. Longitudinal study design was used to collect data. The data included 35 mothers who served as subjects for this study and selected from a larger data set of surveys from parents whose children were receiving treatment or follow-up care for cancer. After informed consent was obtained, a questionnaire packet was distributed to each subject. On average, the initial assessment of the mothers took place 1.92 months after the child's date of diagnosis. Subsequent assessment took place 6 months after the initial assessment. The measures used in this study include parental stress index /short form (PSI/SF), parental strategies inventory (PSCI), and Symptom checklist-35-revised (SCL-35R). Paired-t tests were used to compare the differences of parental stress, coping strategies, and psychological distress experienced by mothers of children with cancer after child’s diagnosis within baseline, and 6-month follow up. These results demonstrated that mothers on baseline reported significantly high scores of parental distress and total parental distress than 6 months follow -up. At baseline, mother reported statistically more decision making strategy and less physical support strategy than 6 month follow-up. Mothers with children of newly diagnosed reported statistically higher depression and anxiety level than 6 month follow-up. However, there was no statistically significant difference in somatic complaint between baseline- and 6 month follow up assessment. In order to improve quality of care, the findings suggest that nurses health care professionals need to provide a thorough psychiatric consultation at the time of diagnosis for mothers of children who have cancer.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
30th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Sponsors:
Funding Sources: The research was supported by a grant to Dr. Yeh from National Science Council, Taiwan (Grant number. 92-2314-B-182-092)
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePARENTAL STRESS, COPING STRATEGIES, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL RESPONSE IN PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH CANCER: A LONGITUDINAL STUDYen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChen, Yien_US
dc.author.detailsYi Chen, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, Republic of Chinaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165508-
dc.description.abstractParenting children living with cancer is a complicated psychological and behavioral process. However, major advances in cancer treatment have dramatically improved survival rates for cancer patients, therefore, assessing psychological and behavioral process with time for mothers become a more concern issue. In Taiwan, there was few study investigate regarding the difference of parental stress, coping strategies, and psychological distress experienced by mothers of children with cancer with time. The longitudinal study was aimed to investigate the parental stress, coping strategies, and psychological response experienced by mothers of children with newly diagnosed cancer (baseline), and six months after initial assessment (6-month follow up). Stress and coping, suggested by Lazarus and Folkman was used to guide this study. Longitudinal study design was used to collect data. The data included 35 mothers who served as subjects for this study and selected from a larger data set of surveys from parents whose children were receiving treatment or follow-up care for cancer. After informed consent was obtained, a questionnaire packet was distributed to each subject. On average, the initial assessment of the mothers took place 1.92 months after the child's date of diagnosis. Subsequent assessment took place 6 months after the initial assessment. The measures used in this study include parental stress index /short form (PSI/SF), parental strategies inventory (PSCI), and Symptom checklist-35-revised (SCL-35R). Paired-t tests were used to compare the differences of parental stress, coping strategies, and psychological distress experienced by mothers of children with cancer after child’s diagnosis within baseline, and 6-month follow up. These results demonstrated that mothers on baseline reported significantly high scores of parental distress and total parental distress than 6 months follow -up. At baseline, mother reported statistically more decision making strategy and less physical support strategy than 6 month follow-up. Mothers with children of newly diagnosed reported statistically higher depression and anxiety level than 6 month follow-up. However, there was no statistically significant difference in somatic complaint between baseline- and 6 month follow up assessment. In order to improve quality of care, the findings suggest that nurses health care professionals need to provide a thorough psychiatric consultation at the time of diagnosis for mothers of children who have cancer.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:19:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:19:54Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.name30th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding Sources: The research was supported by a grant to Dr. Yeh from National Science Council, Taiwan (Grant number. 92-2314-B-182-092)-
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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