Parents and Children Coping with Pediatric Cancer

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dc.contributor.advisor Compas, Bruce E.
dc.contributor.author Shears, Angela Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-24T19:17:16Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-24T19:17:16Z
dc.date.issued 2007-04-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/240
dc.description.abstract Children who are diagnosed with cancer and their families must learn to cope with and communicate about the cancer diagnosis, treatment and its side effects, and hospital stays. Parents are their primary support; they are there to help them cope with and understand this new experience. Mothers and adolescents reported on emotional distress, coping, and communication. Results showed that secondary control coping is related to less emotional distress in pediatric cancer patients and that parents are more likely to communicate about information if they think it is important. Open communication is important in reducing emotional distress, but if problems in communication are already present, they override the impact of open communication. Implications, limitations, and areas of future research are discussed. en
dc.description.sponsorship Bruce E. Compas Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciences en
dc.format.extent 203942 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University
dc.subject Parents en
dc.subject Children en
dc.subject Pediatric cancer en
dc.subject Coping en
dc.subject Anxiety en
dc.subject.lcsh Cancer in children -- Psychological aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Cancer in adolescence -- Psychological aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Adjustment (Psychology) in adolescence en
dc.subject.lcsh Adjustment (Psychology) in children en
dc.subject.lcsh Interpersonal communication in adolescence en
dc.subject.lcsh Interpersonal communication in children en
dc.title Parents and Children Coping with Pediatric Cancer en
dc.title.alternative The Impact of Coping and Communication on Emotional Distress of Pediatric Cancer Patients en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.college College of Arts & Science
dc.description.department Psychological Sciences

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