The siblings of childhood cancer patients need early support: a follow up study over the first year.

@article{Lhteenmki2004TheSO,
  title={The siblings of childhood cancer patients need early support: a follow up study over the first year.},
  author={P{\"a}ivi Maria L{\"a}hteenm{\"a}ki and Johanna Sj{\"o}blom and Tellervo Korhonen and Toivo T. Salmi},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2004},
  volume={89 11},
  pages={1008-13}
}
BACKGROUND AND METHODS In a 1 year follow up study, we assessed the life situation of 33 siblings of childhood cancer patients and 357 healthy controls. The hypothesis was that siblings have more behavioural and health related problems just after the cancer diagnosis. Validated assessment methods were used. RESULTS Siblings below school age tended to have conduct problems, psychosomatic problems, and a mixed group of other behavioural problems, when assessed 3 months after the cancer… CONTINUE READING
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