Navigation Links
Child's Cancer Often Causes Parents Severe Distress: Study
Date:4/2/2013

TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents of children with advanced cancer have high to severe levels of psychological distress, a new study finds.

The study included 81 parents of children treated for advanced cancer at Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Seattle Children's Hospital between December 2004 and June 2009.

Assessments revealed that more than half of the parents had high levels of psychological distress and 16 percent had severe levels.

Parents' levels of psychological distress were associated with their child's symptoms and suffering, financial problems, goals of cancer care and understanding of their child's prognosis.

Psychological distress was much lower among parents whose understanding of their child's prognosis matched the specific goals of cancer care, according to the study, which was published online April 1 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

Efforts to make this match and to ease child suffering and financial problems could help reduce parents' psychological distress, concluded Dr. Abby Rosenberg, of Seattle Children's Hospital, and colleagues in a journal news release.

More information

The American Cancer Society offers advice for dealing with cancer in children.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: JAMA Pediatrics, news release, April 1, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center Now Urges Families Of A Retired Factory Worker To Call Them If Their Loved One Has Lung Cancer And Was Exposed To Asbestos At Work
2. Breast Cancer Gene Tests Wont Help Most Women: Report
3. Princess Margaret breast cancer research finds new drug target companion prognostic test for hormone therapy resistance
4. Unique group for single fathers due to cancer offers support
5. More Evidence Shows Hormone Therapy May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
6. When Breast Cancer Spreads to Lungs, Surgery May Increase Survival
7. Voices Against Brain Cancer Commends Andrew Bauer For Raising Awareness About Brain Cancer
8. Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center Now Urges Retired Nonsmoker Industrial Workers Who Have Been Diagnosed With Any Type Of Lung Cancer To Call Them About Compensation
9. Estrogen plus progestin use linked with increased breast cancer incidence and mortality
10. Author of new breast cancer study comments on its findings of increased risk
11. Blood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Child's Cancer Often Causes Parents Severe Distress: Study
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 ... brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live ... not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as ... City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events ... turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. ... tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... MIAMI, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Florida Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this ... of Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening ... Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to ... at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Belgium , June 24, 2016 ... the appointment of Dr. Edward Futcher ... Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher was ... Nominations and Governance Committees.  As a non-executive member ... independent expertise and strategic counsel to VolitionRx in ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  MedSource announced ... as its e-clinical software solution of choice.  This ... best possible value to their clients by offering ... The preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC ... for MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Any dentist who ... challenges of the current process. Many of them do not ... the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And those ... offer it at such a high cost that the majority ... Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: