Trajectories of Regenerating Family Resilience in Adolescents With Cancer
Family resilience is an important strength to help family to manage life challenge successfully, and to reorganize family function. However, few studies have showed the trajectory of family resilience in adolescents with cancer over time. The purposes of this study are to know the trend of family resilience in adolescents with cancer from previous 3 months to the first year of newly diagnosed, and to examine the relationships among family members' stress, family satisfaction, and family resilience in adolescents with cancer.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Trajectories of Regenerating Family Resilience in Adolescents With Cancer|
|Study Start Date:||August 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||October 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The inclusion criteria of adolescents with cancer are: 1) 12-20 years of age, 2) newly diagnosed with cancer about 3 months, 3) willing and able to complete own report questionnaires. The study is designed as repeated measurement. Considering attrition rate may be more than 60%. Therefore, of necessity, the proposed sample size was set at 60 families.
Data will be collected by a structured questionnaire (a demographic questionnaire and 4 scales). The study consists of four times of data collection time point as follows: approximately 3 month (t1), 6 months (t2), 9 months (t3), and 12 months (t4) after the diagnosis of cancer in adolescents. Each participant may take 20-30 minutes to finish the structured questionnaire.
|Contact: Dong-Tsamm Lin, MD||886-2-23123456 ext email@example.com|
|National Taiwan University Hospital||Not yet recruiting|
|Taipei, Taiwan, 100|
|Contact: Dong-Tsamn Lin, MD 886-2-23123456 ext 65399 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sub-Investigator: Chin-Mi Chen, RN, PhD|
|Principal Investigator:||Dong-Tsamm Lin, MD||National Taiwan University Hospital,Taipei,Taiwan|