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The Resource Hope, uncertainty, and coping among parents of children with cancer, by Christine Ann Sloan

Hope, uncertainty, and coping among parents of children with cancer, by Christine Ann Sloan

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Hope, uncertainty, and coping among parents of children with cancer
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Hope, uncertainty, and coping among parents of children with cancer
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by Christine Ann Sloan
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Language
eng
Summary
Childhood cancer is a rare and unexpected event. Upon diagnosis, normal day to day life stops and is replaced by a ٢rollercoaster ride٣ of tests, treatments, and decisions. Parents are the primary decision-makers for their child. Coping ability influences the decisions parents make about treatment. Survival has improved over the past 40 years increasing hope for a cure, however, uncertainty about the childs disease pervades the entire illness trajectory and beyond. Little is known about how hope and uncertainty affect parental coping with a childs cancer diagnosis. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between hope, uncertainty, and coping among parents of children being treated for cancer. Mishels model of Uncertainty in Illness was used as the conceptual framework. This study aimed to 1) describe the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of this parent population, 2) describe the demographic and disease characteristics of a group of children undergoing treatment for cancer and, 3) to determine relationships between hope, uncertainty and coping in parents of children being treated for cancer. A descriptive, cross-sectional study design was used. Participants included 120 parents whose child was being treated for cancer at a large, academic pediatric healthcare center in southern California. Data were collected over a 14 month period. Study measures included the Parents Perception of Uncertainty Scale, the Herth Hope Index, and the Ways of Coping Questionnaire. Demographic questionnaires were completed for both the parent being studied and their child being treated. This study found that parental hope is influenced by uncertainty; as uncertainty decreases, hope increases. Increased parental age is associated with decreased hope and coping. As days from diagnosis increase, uncertainty increases. Single parents have higher levels of uncertainty than parents who are in a committed relationship as do parents who have less than a 12th grade education. Surprisingly, multivariate regression did not support the influence of hope or uncertainty on coping outcomes as suggested by Mishels framework. Parent groups at risk for psychosocial problems are identified and evidence is provided to support the need for intensive and ongoing psychosocial support for parents of children with cancer
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CDU
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Sloan, Christine Ann
Degree
(Ph.D.)
Dissertation note
Dissertation
Dissertation year
2015
Granting institution
University of San Diego
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC281.C4
LC item number
S56 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
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University of San Diego
Series statement
Dissertation series University of San Diego
Series volume
2015
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  • Cancer in children
  • Cancer
  • Parents of chronically ill children
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Hope, uncertainty, and coping among parents of children with cancer, by Christine Ann Sloan
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Dissertation committee: Cynthia D. Connelly, Chair; Jane Georges; Ruth Bush -- title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 84-100)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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956542589
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1 online resource (ix, 107 pages)
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one file format
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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remote
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(OCoLC)956542589
Label
Hope, uncertainty, and coping among parents of children with cancer, by Christine Ann Sloan
Publication
Contributor
Note
Dissertation committee: Cynthia D. Connelly, Chair; Jane Georges; Ruth Bush -- title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 84-100)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
956542589
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/dissertationadvisor
jzn_ZBEiwgo
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 107 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956542589

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