Last updated on February 2018

Illness Management and Parental Adjustment to Cancer Treatment


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Lymphoma | leukemia | Malignant neoplasm of brain | Solid Tumor
  • Age: - 18 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The child has been diagnosed with leukemia or lymphoma, malignant solid tumor, or malignant brain tumor
  • The child is being treated for cancer and returning to the medical center (CCHMC or OUHSC).
  • The child is 18 years of age or younger
  • Recruitment occurs within 2-12 weeks post diagnosis
  • The parent is responsible for care and is willing to give consent and participate
  • The child is willing to give assent or consent and participate (only for children 8 years old and older)
  • The parent gives patient permission to participate.
  • Parent is fluent in English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The child is experiencing an imminent medical crisis necessitating significant medical intervention
  • The child with cancer is determined to be in the terminal phase of illness and/or is receiving end of life care
  • The diagnosis is determined to be a relapse or a second malignancy
  • The parent is currently being treated for a serious psychiatric disorder, or, evidences mental retardation
  • The parent is younger than 18 years of age
  • The parent is not English speaking
  • The parent is unwilling to give written permission for child participation
  • If the patient's treatment visit schedule is too infrequent to meet the study visit timeline requirements

Recruitment Status: Open


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