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Within a randomized controlled design the effects of a brief two-session psychological intervention (child, parents) shall be studied in 30 siblings of newly diagnosed pediatric cancer patients. After a baseline assessment 3-4 weeks after diagnosis participants are randomly assigned to an intervention or waiting list group. Both are re-assessed at 3 and 6 months by means of standardized questionnaires assessing psychological adaptation and behavior. The intervention is provided to the waiting list group after the 6-month assessment.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention
Brief psychological intervention
University Children's Hospital Zurich
University Children's Hospital, Zurich
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:45:56-0400
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