Maternal and Paternal Influences on Children's Coping with Cancer-Related Stress.

Monti JD, Winning A, Watson KH, Williams EK, Gerhardt CA, Compas BE, Vannatta K
J Child Fam Stud 26 2016-2025 07/01/2017

Abstract

Childhood cancer is a significant source of stress for children and families, and children's coping with cancer-related stress is a key predictor of emotional adjustment. To extend understanding of the determinants of children's coping with cancer-related stress, this study examined whether mothers' and fathers' functioning after their child's diagnosis-including coping and depressive symptoms-is predictive of children's coping over time. Participants included 166 children (

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