Posttrauma symptoms in childhood leukemia survivors and their parents.

  title={Posttrauma symptoms in childhood leukemia survivors and their parents.},
  author={Margaret L. Stuber and Dimitri Christakis and Beth M Houskamp and Anne E Kazak},
  volume={37 3},
This study used a self-report measure of posttraumatic stress (the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Reaction Index) to evaluate 64 pediatric leukemia survivors age 7-19 years and their parents (mothers n = 63, fathers n = 42). Based upon normative data for the Reaction Index, 12.5% of the survivors, 39.7% of the mothers, and 33.3% of the fathers reported symptoms consistent with a severe level of posttraumatic stress. The data indicate that a substantial subset of pediatric cancer survivors and… CONTINUE READING

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