Trajectories of child and caregiver psychological adjustment in families of children with cancer.

@article{Katz2018TrajectoriesOC,
  title={Trajectories of child and caregiver psychological adjustment in families of children with cancer.},
  author={Lynn Fainsilber Katz and Kaitlyn Fladeboe and Kevin A. King and Kyrill Gurtovenko and Joy Sumie Kawamura and Debra L. Friedman and Bruce E Compas and Meredith A. Gruhn and David Breiger and Liliana J. Lengua and Iris Lavi and Nicole Marie Stettler},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2018},
  volume={37 8},
  pages={
          725-735
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the trajectory of patient and caregiver mental health from diagnosis through the first year of treatment for pediatric cancer and assess whether rates of clinically relevant symptoms were elevated compared with norms. We examined mean levels of internalizing and externalizing symptoms and posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) in children with cancer, and depression, anxiety, and PTSS in caregivers during the first year of treatment; the proportion of patients and caregivers… CONTINUE READING
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