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Psychological Interventions in Siblings of Children With Cancer

2014-08-27 03:45:56 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a two-session brief psychological intervention in siblings of pediatric cancer patients with regard to behavior problems and depression.

Description

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.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Cancer

Intervention

Brief psychological intervention

Location

University Children's Hospital Zurich
Zurich
Switzerland
CH-8032

Status

Recruiting

Source

University Children's Hospital, Zurich

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:45:56-0400

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