Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment ISSN: 2324-8947

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Research Article, J Trauma Stress Disor Treat Vol: 3 Issue: 4

Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Parents of Pediatric Cancer Patients: A Mediational Analysis

Christy Capone1,2*, Erica Eaton2, Ashlee C. McGrath1,2 and Mark P. McGovern3
1Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 830 Chalkstone Avenue Providence, RI 02908, USA
2Brown University, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Box G-S121-5 Providence, RI 02903, USA
3Department of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, 85 Mechanic Street, Suite B4-1, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766, USA
Corresponding author : Felicity W. K. Harper
Population Studies and Disparities Research Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute, 4100 John R Street – MM03CB, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: May 13, 2014 Accepted: August 12, 2014 Published: August 19, 2014
Citation: Harper FWK, Peterson AM, Albrecht TL, Taub JW, Phipps S, et al., (2014) Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Parents of Pediatric Cancer Patients: A Mediational Analysis. J Trauma Stress Disor Treat 3:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8947.1000133

Abstract

Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Parents of Pediatric Cancer Patients: A Mediational Analysis

Prior research finds that anxiety and depression among parents of pediatric cancer patients are associated with posttraumatic stress symptoms in response to children’s cancer. This study examined whether this relationship is mediated by parents’ negative affective reactions in response to their children’s cancer-related treatment procedures.

Keywords: Families; Pediatric; Cancer; Anxiety; Depression; Posttraumatic stress

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