Predictors of stress of parents of a child with cancer: a Jordanian perspective

Rami Masa'Deh, Jacqueline Collier, Carol Hall, Fadwa Alhalaiqa

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Abstract

Most paediatric oncology studies agree that being parents of a child with cancer is an emotionally stressful event. Although an increasing number of studies have investigated psychological stress of parents of a child with cancer, few of these studies have included both parents or investigated the predictors of high stress levels for the mothers and the fathers. Moreover, studies published over the last few decades were limited to Western countries and have shown inconsistent findings about parental perceived stress whose children have cancer. This study explored differences in predictors of perceived stress between Jordanian mothers and fathers of children with cancer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-99
Number of pages19
JournalGlobal Journal of Health Science
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Family Characteristics
  • Humans
  • Jordan
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Parents
  • Pediatrics
  • Sex Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Stress, Psychological

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