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dc.contributor.authorThastum, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorKienbacher, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorPiha, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorSteck, Ben_US
dc.contributor.authorZachariae, Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorBaldus, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorRomer, Gen_US
dc.identifier.citationCANCER, 2009, 115 pp. 4030 - 4039en_US
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate prevalence and risk factors for emotional and behavioral problems in dependent children of cancer patients using a multinational research design. METHODS: The sample comprised 350 ill parents, 250 healthy partners, and 352 children. Parents assessed the child’s psychological functioning using the Child Behavior Checklist, parental depression using the Beck Depression Inventory, family functioning using the General Functioning subscale of the Family Assessment Device, quality of life using short-form questionnaire, and adolescents (N = 168) self-reported psychological functioning using the Youth Self Report. RESULTS: Children and adolescents, in particular latency-aged boys and adolescent girls, were of higher risk of psychosocial problems than norms. There was a higher risk of problems when the father was ill than when the mother was ill, but it remains unclear whether this difference was due to the different diagnoses of fathers and mothers, gender or other factors. The best predictor of internalizing problems in children and adolescents was parental depression, and the best predictor of externalizing problems in children and adolescents was family dysfunction. CONCLUSIONS: The results indicate the need for a family-oriented approach to psychological support of cancer patients. Cancer 2009;115:4030-9. (C) 2009 American Cancer Society.en_US
dc.format.extent4030 - 4039en_US
dc.publisherJOHN WILEY & SONS INCen_US
dc.titlePrevalence and Predictors of Emotional and Behavioural Functioning of Children Where a Parent Has Cancer A Multinational Studyen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_US
pubs.notesaffiliation: Thastum, M (Reprint Author), Univ Aarhus, Dept Psychol, Jens Chr Skous Vej 4, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. Thastum, Mikael; Zachariae, Robert, Univ Aarhus, Dept Psychol, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. Watson, Maggie, Royal Marsden NHS Fdn Trust, Psychol Med Serv, London, England. Thastum, Mikael; Zachariae, Robert, Inst Canc Res, London SW3 6JB, England. Kienbacher, Christian, Univ Vienna, Dept Child & Adolescent Neuropsychiat, A-1010 Vienna, Austria. Piha, Jorma, Turku Univ Hosp, Turku, Finland. Steck, Barbara, Univ Basel Hosp, Clin Child & Adolescent Psychiat, Basel, Switzerland. Baldus, Christiane; Romer, Georg, Univ Med Ctr Hamburg Eppendorf, Dept Child & Adolescent Psychiat & Psychotherapy, Hamburg, Germany. keywords: family; parent; children; adolescent; family function; internalizing problems; externalizing problems keywords-plus: BREAST-CANCER; PSYCHOSOCIAL ADJUSTMENT; PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS; ADOLESCENTS; SYMPTOMS; MOTHERS; STRESS; DAD; MOM research-areas: Oncology web-of-science-categories: Oncology author-email: orcid-numbers: Zachariae, Robert/0000-0001-9076-3068 Thastum, Mikael/0000-0001-8582-5682 funding-acknowledgement: European Union [QLGT-2001-02378] funding-text: This study is part of an International multisite research project supported by a grant from the European Union in its fifth Framework Program.” Quality of Life” (QLGT-2001-02378): “Mental Health Prevention in a Target Group at Risk: Children of Somatically III Parents (COSIP)”. The following institutions and principal investigators collaborated in this project: Dept. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany (Dr. med. Georg Romer); Dept. of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, University of Vienna, Austria (Prof. Dr. med. M. Friedrich); Department of Psychology, University of Aarhus, Denmark (M. Thastum, Ph. D.); Child Psychiatry Clinic, Turku University Hospital, Finland (Prof. Dr. J. Piha); Department of Child Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Greece (Prof. Dr, J. Tsiantis); Clinic of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania (Prof. Dr. S. Milea); Clinic of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Basle University Hospital, Switzerland (PD Dr. B. Steck); Department of Psychological Medicine, Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, United Kingdom (M. Watson, Ph. D.). number-of-cited-references: 33 times-cited: 60 usage-count-last-180-days: 0 usage-count-since-2013: 14 journal-iso: Cancer doc-delivery-number: 486WF unique-id: ISI:000269230700028 oa: gold_or_bronze da: 2018-08-24en_US
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dc.contributor.icrauthorWatson, Maggieen_US

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