Psychological Interventions in Siblings of Children With Cancer

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


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.


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




Brief psychological intervention


University Children's Hospital Zurich




University Children's Hospital, Zurich

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

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