Parents of children surviving a brain tumor: burnout and the perceived disease-related influence on everyday life.
2010 (English)In: Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology (Print), ISSN 1077-4114, E-ISSN 1536-3678, Vol. 32, no 7, e285-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Parents of children diagnosed with a brain tumor often report distress, even after successfully completed cancer treatment. The aim of this study was to examine predictors of burnout (ie stress-induced exhaustion) in parents of children who have had a brain tumor. Twenty-four mothers and 20 fathers completed self-report questionnaires on 2 occasions at an interval of 7 months. Controlling for generic stress, parents' perception of the influence of the disease on everyday life-predicted burnout symptoms. Moreover, parents' appraisal of a disease-related influence on everyday life showed stability, implying that parental stress may be chronic. The findings encourage furthermore investigation of chronic stress among parents of children diagnosed with cancer.
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2010. Vol. 32, no 7, e285-9 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-140088DOI: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e3181e7dda6PubMedID: 20736846OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-140088DiVA: diva2:382890