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Early psychological reactions in parents of children with a life threatening illness within a pediatric hospital setting

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Title
Early psychological reactions in parents of children with a life threatening illness within a pediatric hospital setting
Published in
European Psychiatry, July 2015
DOI 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2014.12.008
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F. Muscara, M.C. McCarthy, C. Woolf, S.J.C. Hearps, K. Burke, V.A. Anderson

Abstract

Parents of children with life threatening illness or injuries are at elevated risk of distress reactions, involving symptoms of acute stress disorder, depression and anxiety. Currently, the impact of child illness factors is unclear, and to date research systematically examining the prevalence of these psychological reactions across different illness groups with an acute life threat is sparse. This is important to explore given that studies show that parent functioning impacts on the psychological adjustment and recovery of the ill child. WHAT DOES THIS STUDY ADD?: At four weeks following a child's diagnosis of a serious illness, 49-54% of parents met DSM-IV criteria for acute stress disorder, across a number of illness groups, whereas 15-27% of parents were in the moderate/severe range for depression and anxiety, and 25-31% for stress. Results from this study demonstrate that rates and severity of these psychological reactions in parents of seriously ill children do not vary according to illness type.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
Mexico 1 1%
Unknown 88 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 17 19%
Student > Master 17 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 11%
Unspecified 9 10%
Other 23 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 32 36%
Medicine and Dentistry 21 23%
Unspecified 14 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 14%
Social Sciences 5 6%
Other 5 6%

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#10,900,562
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#107
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