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Twelve-Month Follow-Up of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Internet-Based Guided Self-Help for Parents of Children on Cancer Treatment

Martin Cernvall; Gustaf Ljungman; Lisa Ljungman; Anna Wikman; Per Carlbring; Louise von Essen;
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  • Published: 27 Jul 2017
  • Publisher: JMIR Publications Inc.
Abstract
Background: A substantial proportion of parents of children on cancer treatment report psychological distress such as symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTSS), depression, and anxiety. During their child’s treatment many parents also experience an economic burden. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term efficacy of Internet-based guided self-help for parents of children on cancer treatment. Methods: This study was a parallel randomized controlled trial comparing a 10-week Internet-based guided self-help program, including weekly support from a therapist via encrypted email, with a wait-list control condition. The intervention was based on ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Original Paper, cancer, parents, Internet, PTSS, depression, anxiety, clinical trial, Psychoeducation, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, medicine.symptom, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Sick leave, Psychological intervention, business.industry, business, Psychiatry, Health care, Feeling, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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Pöder, U, Ljungman, G, von Essen, L. Posttraumatic stress disorder among parents of children on cancer treatment: a longitudinal study. Psychooncology. 2008; 17 (5): 430-7 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed] [DOI]

Dunn, MJ, Rodriguez, EM, Barnwell, AS, Grossenbacher, JC, Vannatta, K, Gerhardt, CA, Compas, BE. Posttraumatic stress symptoms in parents of children with cancer within six months of diagnosis. Health Psychol. 2012; 31 (2): 176-85 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed] [DOI]

Boman, K, Viksten, J, Kogner, P, Samuelsson, U. Serious illness in childhood: the different threats of cancer and diabetes from a parent perspective. J Pediatr. 2004; 145 (3): 373-9 [] [PubMed]

Limburg, H, Shaw, A, McBride, M. Impact of childhood cancer on parental employment and sources of income: a Canadian pilot study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008; 51 (1): 93-8 [] [PubMed]

Eiser, C, Upton, P. Costs of caring for a child with cancer: a questionnaire survey. Child Care Health Dev. 2007; 33 (4): 455-9 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed] [DOI]

Hovén, E, von Essen, L, Lindahl Norberg, A. A longitudinal assessment of work situation, sick leave, and household income of mothers and fathers of children with cancer in Sweden. Acta Oncol. 2013; 52 (6): 1076-85 [] [PubMed] [DOI]

Wikman, A, Hovén, E, Cernvall, M, Ljungman, G, Ljungman, L, von Essen, L. Parents of children diagnosed with cancer: work situation and sick leave, a five-year post end-of-treatment or a child´s death follow-up study. Acta Oncol. 2016; 55 (9-10): 1152-7 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed]

Eccleston, C, Fisher, E, Law, E, Bartlett, J, Palermo, T. Psychological interventions for parents of children and adolescents with chronic illness. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 (4): 1-100 [] [DOI]

Sahler, OJZ, Varni, JW, Fairclough, DL, Butler, RW, Noll, RB, Dolgin, MJ. Problem-solving skills training for mothers of children with newly diagnosed cancer: a randomized trial. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2002; 23 (2): 77-86 [PubMed]

Sahler, OJZ, Fairclough, DL, Phipps, S, Mulhern, RK, Dolgin, MJ, Noll, RB. Using problem-solving skills training to reduce negative affectivity in mothers of children with newly diagnosed cancer: Report of a multisite randomized trial. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2005; 73 (2): 283 [OpenAIRE] []

Sahler, OJ, Dolgin, MJ, Phipps, S, Fairclough, DL, Askins, MA, Katz, ER, Noll, RB, Butler, RW. Specificity of problem-solving skills training in mothers of children newly diagnosed with cancer: results of a multisite randomized clinical trial. J Clin Oncol. 2013; 31 (10): 1329-35 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed] [DOI]

Pöder, U, von Essen, L. Perceptions of support among Swedish parents of children on cancer treatment: a prospective, longitudinal study. Eur J Cancer Care. 2009; 18 (4): 357 []

Hedman, E, Ljótsson, B, Lindefors, N. Cognitive behavior therapy via the Internet: a systematic review of applications, clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2012; 12 (6): 745-64 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed] [DOI]

Wade, SL, Carey, JA, Wolfe, CR. An online family intervention to reduce parental distress following pediatric brain injury. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2006; 74 (3): 454 []

36 references, page 1 of 3
Abstract
Background: A substantial proportion of parents of children on cancer treatment report psychological distress such as symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTSS), depression, and anxiety. During their child’s treatment many parents also experience an economic burden. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term efficacy of Internet-based guided self-help for parents of children on cancer treatment. Methods: This study was a parallel randomized controlled trial comparing a 10-week Internet-based guided self-help program, including weekly support from a therapist via encrypted email, with a wait-list control condition. The intervention was based on ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Original Paper, cancer, parents, Internet, PTSS, depression, anxiety, clinical trial, Psychoeducation, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, medicine.symptom, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Sick leave, Psychological intervention, business.industry, business, Psychiatry, Health care, Feeling, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
Related Organizations
36 references, page 1 of 3

Kazak, AE, Boeving, CA, Alderfer, MA, Hwang, W, Reilly, A. Posttraumatic stress symptoms during treatment in parents of children with cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2005; 23 (30): 7405-10 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed] [DOI]

Pöder, U, Ljungman, G, von Essen, L. Posttraumatic stress disorder among parents of children on cancer treatment: a longitudinal study. Psychooncology. 2008; 17 (5): 430-7 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed] [DOI]

Dunn, MJ, Rodriguez, EM, Barnwell, AS, Grossenbacher, JC, Vannatta, K, Gerhardt, CA, Compas, BE. Posttraumatic stress symptoms in parents of children with cancer within six months of diagnosis. Health Psychol. 2012; 31 (2): 176-85 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed] [DOI]

Boman, K, Viksten, J, Kogner, P, Samuelsson, U. Serious illness in childhood: the different threats of cancer and diabetes from a parent perspective. J Pediatr. 2004; 145 (3): 373-9 [] [PubMed]

Limburg, H, Shaw, A, McBride, M. Impact of childhood cancer on parental employment and sources of income: a Canadian pilot study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008; 51 (1): 93-8 [] [PubMed]

Eiser, C, Upton, P. Costs of caring for a child with cancer: a questionnaire survey. Child Care Health Dev. 2007; 33 (4): 455-9 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed] [DOI]

Hovén, E, von Essen, L, Lindahl Norberg, A. A longitudinal assessment of work situation, sick leave, and household income of mothers and fathers of children with cancer in Sweden. Acta Oncol. 2013; 52 (6): 1076-85 [] [PubMed] [DOI]

Wikman, A, Hovén, E, Cernvall, M, Ljungman, G, Ljungman, L, von Essen, L. Parents of children diagnosed with cancer: work situation and sick leave, a five-year post end-of-treatment or a child´s death follow-up study. Acta Oncol. 2016; 55 (9-10): 1152-7 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed]

Eccleston, C, Fisher, E, Law, E, Bartlett, J, Palermo, T. Psychological interventions for parents of children and adolescents with chronic illness. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 (4): 1-100 [] [DOI]

Sahler, OJZ, Varni, JW, Fairclough, DL, Butler, RW, Noll, RB, Dolgin, MJ. Problem-solving skills training for mothers of children with newly diagnosed cancer: a randomized trial. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2002; 23 (2): 77-86 [PubMed]

Sahler, OJZ, Fairclough, DL, Phipps, S, Mulhern, RK, Dolgin, MJ, Noll, RB. Using problem-solving skills training to reduce negative affectivity in mothers of children with newly diagnosed cancer: Report of a multisite randomized trial. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2005; 73 (2): 283 [OpenAIRE] []

Sahler, OJ, Dolgin, MJ, Phipps, S, Fairclough, DL, Askins, MA, Katz, ER, Noll, RB, Butler, RW. Specificity of problem-solving skills training in mothers of children newly diagnosed with cancer: results of a multisite randomized clinical trial. J Clin Oncol. 2013; 31 (10): 1329-35 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed] [DOI]

Pöder, U, von Essen, L. Perceptions of support among Swedish parents of children on cancer treatment: a prospective, longitudinal study. Eur J Cancer Care. 2009; 18 (4): 357 []

Hedman, E, Ljótsson, B, Lindefors, N. Cognitive behavior therapy via the Internet: a systematic review of applications, clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2012; 12 (6): 745-64 [OpenAIRE] [] [PubMed] [DOI]

Wade, SL, Carey, JA, Wolfe, CR. An online family intervention to reduce parental distress following pediatric brain injury. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2006; 74 (3): 454 []

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