Parental coping with childhood cancer and its relationship with self-construal: A survey in southeast Iran

Title

Parental coping with childhood cancer and its relationship with self-construal: A survey in southeast Iran

Creator

Ghorbani F; Iranmanesh S; Razban F; Dehghan M

Identifier

Publisher

Health Science Reports

Date

2020

Subject

pediatrics; cancer; Iran; parental coping

Description

Background: Childhood cancer is a major challenge for parapets. Parents are one of the main sources of emotional support for their child, but their ability to provide proper care during their child's illness and treatment depends entirely on the way they manage to cope with diagnosis and its outcomes. Parents' coping pattern seems to be affected by their perception of themselves or their surroundings. Aim(s): To investigate parents' coping strategies with childhood cancer and its relation with self-construal. Method(s): A total of 127 eligible parents participated in this descriptive correlational study. Result(s): Medical, social support, and family strategies were respectively helpful for parents. The interdependent self-construal score was higher than the independent self-construal score. A significant relationship was found between interdependent self-construal and social support (P =.01). Discussion(s): It seems that individualists and collectivists' cultural context influence the usefulness of coping strategies. These differences should be considered in training of coping strategies. Copyright © 2020 The Authors. Health Science Reports published by Wiley Periodicals LLC.

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Developing World 2020 List

Citation

Ghorbani F; Iranmanesh S; Razban F; Dehghan M, “Parental coping with childhood cancer and its relationship with self-construal: A survey in southeast Iran,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 27, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17339.

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