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Psychosocial, Demographic, and Illness-Related Factors Associated With Acute Traumatic Stress Responses in Parents of Children With a Serious Illness or Injury

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Traumatic Stress, June 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Psychosocial, Demographic, and Illness-Related Factors Associated With Acute Traumatic Stress Responses in Parents of Children With a Serious Illness or Injury
Published in
Journal of Traumatic Stress, June 2017
DOI 10.1002/jts.22193
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Authors

Frank Muscara, Maria C. McCarthy, Emma J. Thompson, Claire-Marie Heaney, Stephen J. C. Hearps, Meredith Rayner, Kylie Burke, Jan M. Nicholson, Vicki A. Anderson

Abstract

This study investigated factors associated with acute stress symptoms in parents of seriously ill children across a range of illnesses and treatment settings within a pediatric hospital setting. It was hypothesized that psychosocial variables would be more strongly associated with acute stress responses than demographic and child illness variables. Participants were 115 mothers and 56 fathers of children treated within the oncology, cardiology, and intensive care departments of a pediatric hospital. Acute stress, psychosocial, demographic, and medical data were collected within the first 4 weeks of the child's hospital admission. A robust hierarchical regression model revealed that psychosocial factors significantly explained 36.8% of the variance in parent acute stress responses (p < .001); demographic variables significantly added a further 4.5% (p = .022), but illness-related factors did not contribute to the model. Findings support the implementation of a general psychosocial screening approach for parents across the wider hospital system, and that psychosocial risk factors may be targeted in interventions across different illnesses and treatment settings to improve parent outcomes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 28 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 7 25%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 21%
Student > Master 5 18%
Student > Bachelor 4 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 14%
Other 2 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 11 39%
Psychology 10 36%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 7%
Neuroscience 1 4%
Other 2 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 August 2017.
All research outputs
#1,697,965
of 12,339,052 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Traumatic Stress
#195
of 1,082 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#53,757
of 267,593 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Traumatic Stress
#13
of 29 outputs
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