Gender differences in psychological adaptation and coping in parents of pediatric cancer patients.

@article{HoekstraWeebers1998GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in psychological adaptation and coping in parents of pediatric cancer patients.},
  author={Josette E H M Hoekstra-Weebers and Jan P. C. Jaspers and Willem A. Kamps and E. C. Klip},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={1998},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={26-36}
}
This study investigated differences in psychological distress and coping styles between fathers and mothers of pediatric cancer patients, over a 1-year time period. Also examined were (dis)similarities in couples in distress and coping, and the relationship between (dis)similarities in coping and psychological functioning of both members of a couple. Parents (n = 124, 62 couples) were assessed at diagnosis, at 6 and 12 months. Fathers and mothers experienced higher levels of psychiatric… CONTINUE READING
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