Posttraumatic stress symptoms in young people with cancer and their siblings: results from a UK sample

D'Urso, Anita, Mastroyannopoulou, Kiki, Kirby, Angela and Meiser-Stedman, Richard (2018) Posttraumatic stress symptoms in young people with cancer and their siblings: results from a UK sample. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 36 (6). pp. 768-783. ISSN 0734-7332

[img]
Preview
PDF (Accepted manuscript) - Submitted Version
Download (693kB) | Preview

Abstract

Purpose: This study investigated levels of posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) in children with cancer and their siblings from a British sample. It also examined aspects of the Ehlers and Clark model of posttraumatic stress disorder in the current population. Methods: Sixty participants (34 children with cancer and 26 siblings) aged between 8 and 18 years completed measures of PTSS, maladaptive appraisals, trauma-centered identity, perceived social support and family functioning. Results: Over a quarter of the sample scored above the clinical cutoff on the Impact of Events Scale-Revised. No differences were observed between patients and siblings with respect to levels of PTSS. Maladaptive appraisals and age were found to account for unique variance in levels of PTSS for the overall sample. Conclusions: Rates of PTSS in the sample were relatively high. Support was found for aspects of the Ehlers and Clark model in explaining PTSS for the current population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: depression,family,pediatric,survivorship
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 15:30
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2020 00:09
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/67418
DOI: 10.1080/07347332.2018.1494664

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item