Family coping with childhood leukemia: One year after diagnosis

Mary Jo Kupst, Jerome L. Schulman, George Honig, Helen Maurer, Elaine Morgan, Dianne Fochtman

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Abstract

Sixty-four families of children diagnosed with leukemia participated in the Coping Project, a prospective study of family coping with leukemia. Based on ratings made by physicians, nurses, psychosocial staff, and parents, most families appeared to be coping well at 1 year postdiagnosis. Mothers'; self-ratings were significantly higher at I year than at diagnosis, but ratings by professional staff were relatively stable. Variables which were found to be related to good coping were age of child, coping with other family members, occupational status of the father, and lack of sibling problems. Parent personality and disposition towards coping were not related to coping, nor was continued psychosocial intervention at this time. It was speculated that since most of the children were in remission, there were fewer crises and less need for intervention than in the early treatment phase of the illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-174
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of pediatric psychology
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1982

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Leukemia
Fathers
Personality
Siblings
Parents
Nurses
Mothers
Prospective Studies
Physicians
Family
Childhood
Children
Therapeutics
Rating

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Jo Kupst, M., Schulman, J. L., Honig, G., Maurer, H., Morgan, E., & Fochtman, D. (1982). Family coping with childhood leukemia: One year after diagnosis. Journal of pediatric psychology, 7(2), 157-174. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/7.2.157

Family coping with childhood leukemia : One year after diagnosis. / Jo Kupst, Mary; Schulman, Jerome L.; Honig, George; Maurer, Helen; Morgan, Elaine; Fochtman, Dianne.

In: Journal of pediatric psychology, Vol. 7, No. 2, 01.06.1982, p. 157-174.

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Jo Kupst, M, Schulman, JL, Honig, G, Maurer, H, Morgan, E & Fochtman, D 1982, 'Family coping with childhood leukemia: One year after diagnosis', Journal of pediatric psychology, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 157-174. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/7.2.157
Jo Kupst M, Schulman JL, Honig G, Maurer H, Morgan E, Fochtman D. Family coping with childhood leukemia: One year after diagnosis. Journal of pediatric psychology. 1982 Jun 1;7(2):157-174. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/7.2.157
Jo Kupst, Mary ; Schulman, Jerome L. ; Honig, George ; Maurer, Helen ; Morgan, Elaine ; Fochtman, Dianne. / Family coping with childhood leukemia : One year after diagnosis. In: Journal of pediatric psychology. 1982 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 157-174.
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