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dc.contributor.authorSchmitt, F
dc.contributor.authorPiha, J
dc.contributor.authorHelenius, H
dc.contributor.authorBaldus, C
dc.contributor.authorKienbacher, C
dc.contributor.authorSteck, B
dc.contributor.authorThastum, M
dc.contributor.authorWatson, M
dc.contributor.authorRomer, G
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-30T13:48:46Z
dc.date.issued2008-12-20
dc.identifier36
dc.identifier.citationJOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 2008, 26 pp. 5877 - 5883
dc.identifier.issn0732-183X
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.icr.ac.uk/handle/internal/2459
dc.identifier.doi10.1200/JCO.2007.12.8132
dc.description.abstractPurpose This study examined factors associated with family functioning in cancer patients’ families with dependent children. Patients and Methods A sample of 381 families ( 639 parents and 489 children) was recruited simultaneously in six European countries. Patients and family members completed a background questionnaire, the Family Assessment Device ( FAD), the Beck Depression Inventory, and the short form version of the Medical Outcomes Health Survey. Descriptive statistics and a multilevel model that allowed a multi-informant design were used. Analyses were carried out with all participants, and separately with parent-rated and children-rated FAD scores. Results In descriptive analyses, children reported more impairment in family functioning than parents, but the difference was not significant. Depression prevalence was 35% for ill mothers and 28% for ill fathers. In the multilevel analyses with all participants ( ie, adults and children) the ill parent’s depression was significantly associated with impaired family functioning on five of seven FAD subscales. In analyses with only children, the perception of impairment of family functioning was not associated with parental depression. Additionally, poorer physical status of the ill parent was significantly associated with impairment on roles and communication. Conclusion The ill parent’s depression was the most significant factor associated with impairment in family functioning. Screening for depression, active diagnostics, and appropriate treatment of cancer patient’s and partner’s depression may be important to protect their children from mental disorders. Therefore, support systems need to be more family-oriented and child-centered in their approaches to cancer psychosocial care.
dc.format.extent5877 - 5883
dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
dc.titleMultinational Study of Cancer Patients and Their Children: Factors Associated With Family Functioning
dc.typeJournal Article
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1200/JCO.2007.12.8132
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2008-12-20
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
dc.relation.isPartOfJOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
pubs.notesaffiliation: Schmitt, F (Reprint Author), Turku Univ Hosp, Child Psychiat Clin, POB 51, FI-20521 Turku, Finland. Schmitt, Florence, Turku Univ Hosp, Child Psychiat Clin, FI-20521 Turku, Finland. Turku Univ, Dept Biostat, Turku, Finland. Univ Hosp Hamburg Eppendorf, Dept Child & Adolescent Psychiat & Psychotherapy, Hamburg, Germany. Univ Vienna, Dept Child & Adolescent Neuropsychiat, A-1010 Vienna, Austria. Univ Basel Hosp, Clin Child & Adolescent Psychiat, CH-4031 Basel, Switzerland. Univ Aarhus, Dept Psychol, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. Royal Marsden Hosp, Psychol Med Serv, London SW3 6JJ, England. Royal Marsden Hosp, Psychol Med Serv, Sutton, England. keywords-plus: PARENTAL CANCER; BREAST-CANCER; ASSESSMENT DEVICE; IMPACT; PERCEPTIONS; RELIABILITY; ADOLESCENTS; DEPRESSION; DISTRESS; VALIDITY research-areas: Oncology web-of-science-categories: Oncology author-email: [email protected] orcid-numbers: Thastum, Mikael/0000-0001-8582-5682 funding-acknowledgement: European Union [QLGT-2001-02378] funding-text: Supported in part by Grant No. QLGT-2001-02378 from the European Union in its fifth Framework Program, Quality of Life: Mental Health Prevention in a Target Group at Risk-Children of Somatically III Parents ( COSIP). number-of-cited-references: 37 times-cited: 46 usage-count-last-180-days: 1 usage-count-since-2013: 9 journal-iso: J. Clin. Oncol. doc-delivery-number: 385WF unique-id: ISI:000261843600009 da: 2018-08-30
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dc.contributor.icrauthorWatson, Maggieen


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