Impact of caring for a child with cancer on single parents compared with parents from two-parent families.

@article{Klassen2012ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of caring for a child with cancer on single parents compared with parents from two-parent families.},
  author={Anne F. Klassen and David B Dix and Michael P Papsdorf and Robert J. Klaassen and Rochelle Avis Yanofsky and Lillian Sung},
  journal={Pediatric blood & cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={74-9}
}
BACKGROUND It is currently unknown how the intensive and often prolonged treatment of childhood cancer impacts on the lives of single parents. Our aims were to determine whether single parents differ from parents from two-parent families in terms of caregiver demand (the time and effort involved in caregiving), and health-related quality of life (HRQL). PROCEDURES Forty single parents and 275 parents from two-parent families were recruited between November 2004 and February 2007 from five… CONTINUE READING