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Web-based counseling for families with parental cancer: Baseline findings and lessons learned

Denzinger, Anna and Bingisser, Martina-Barbara and Ehrbar, Verena and Huggenberger, Harriet J. and Urech, Corinne and Woessmer, Brigitta and Gaab, Jens and Roth, Binia and Rochlitz, Christoph and Alder, Judith. (2019) Web-based counseling for families with parental cancer: Baseline findings and lessons learned. Journal of psychosocial oncology, 37 (5). pp. 599-615.

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Abstract

Purpose:; This is the first study in Switzerland to report on psychological adjustment in children of a parent with cancer using a web-based intervention during cancer therapy.; Design/Sample:; Twenty-two families participated in this randomized controlled web-based intervention program.; Methods:; Quality of life and emotional-behavioral well-being of children were examined using child self-reports, and parent proxy-reports. Furthermore, family communication and satisfaction and feedback on the web-based program were assessed.; Findings:; Children's first stage adjustment to parental cancer did not show detrimental patterns. The "lesson learned" in this setting emphasizes the challenge to reach families in need. The web-based program was appreciated as an additional source of information and support in this mostly highly functioning population.; Conclusion:; While feasibility was shown, it remains unclear how to contact families with lower psychosocial functioning.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Klinische Psychologie und Neurowissenschaften > Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie (Gaab)
UniBasel Contributors:Gaab, Jens
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Routledge
ISSN:0734-7332
e-ISSN:1540-7586
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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