Parental stress when caring for a child with cancer in Jordan: a cross-sectional survey

Rami Masa'Deh, Jacqueline Collier, Carol Hall

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Most studies report that being parents of a child with cancer is a stressful experience, but these have tended to focus on mothers and few have included both parents. Moreover, studies have focussed on families in Western countries and none have been published examining the psychological outcomes for parents living in an Arabic country.This research explores the stress levels of Jordanian parents caring for a child with cancer in order to identify the psychological needs of parents in this environment and to explore how mothers and fathers stress levels might differ.
Original languageEnglish
Article number88
JournalHealth and Quality of Life Outcomes
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2012


  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Caregivers
  • Checklist
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Fathers
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Jordan
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mothers
  • Neoplasms
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Parents
  • Questionnaires
  • Regression Analysis
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Social Class
  • Stress, Psychological

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