اولین سمپوزیوم بین المللی سرطان نسترن , 2015-10-01

Title : ( The Effectiveness of Parent-child Play Therapy on Depression Symptoms in Children with Cancer, Decreasing Perceived Stress on Their Mothers and Improving Parent-child Relationship )

Authors: Roya Sadat Alavian , Zahra Tabibi , عبدالله بنی هاشم , Mohammad Saeid AbdeKhodaei ,

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Cancer in children causes psychosocial, physical and economic difficulties for both children and their families. Psychotherapy tries to find ways to reduce the negative effects of the cancer on children and their families. The present study, aimed to assess the effect of parent-child play therapy on depression symptoms in children with cancer, decreasing perceived stress on their mothers and improving parent-child relationship. A total of 14 children diagnosed with cancer and their mothers (28 individuals), referred to Dr. Sheikh Hospital in the city of Mashhad, were selected and randomly assigned into two groups of intervention and control. Mothers answered the Perceived Stress and the Parent-child Relationship Scales, Children filled Child Depression Inventory, both in pre and post tests. Intervention delivered individually comprising 8 one hour session of parent-child play therapy. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 16, using analysis of covariance. Compared to control group, scores of children in intervention group in CDI reduced significantly from pre to post test. Also scores in PCRS increased significantly for intervention group. Scores in PSS did not change significantly. Conclusion: parent-child play therapy can be effective in reducing depression symptoms of children with cancer, and improving parent-child relationship. It cannot be effective for reducing mothers level of perceived stress.

Keywords

, child cancer, play therapy, child depression, perceived stress, parent child
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@inproceedings{paperid:1053146,
author = {Alavian, Roya Sadat and Tabibi, Zahra and عبدالله بنی هاشم and AbdeKhodaei, Mohammad Saeid},
title = {The Effectiveness of Parent-child Play Therapy on Depression Symptoms in Children with Cancer, Decreasing Perceived Stress on Their Mothers and Improving Parent-child Relationship},
booktitle = {اولین سمپوزیوم بین المللی سرطان نسترن},
year = {2015},
location = {مشهد, IRAN},
keywords = {child cancer; play therapy; child depression; perceived stress; parent child relationship},
}

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%0 Conference Proceedings
%T The Effectiveness of Parent-child Play Therapy on Depression Symptoms in Children with Cancer, Decreasing Perceived Stress on Their Mothers and Improving Parent-child Relationship
%A Alavian, Roya Sadat
%A Tabibi, Zahra
%A عبدالله بنی هاشم
%A AbdeKhodaei, Mohammad Saeid
%J اولین سمپوزیوم بین المللی سرطان نسترن
%D 2015

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