Accession Number : ADA267551


Title :   Social Support for Siblings of Children with Cancer


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Murray, John S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267551.pdf


Report Date : May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 128


Abstract : This descriptive study investigated nursing interventions used by Pediatric Oncology Nurses to provide social support to siblings of children with cancer. The study was guided by the model described by House (1981) which posits major categories of social support variables including emotional, instrumental, informational, and appraisal support. A sample of 250 pediatric oncology nurses were mailed the Sibling Social Support Questionnaire (SSSQ), developed by the researcher, to assess what interventions they use in clinical practice to provide social support to siblings of children with cancer. With 134 respondents, the demonstrated high internal consistency with a Cronbach's alpha of .95.


Descriptors :   *FAMILY MEMBERS , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *CANCER , *CHILDREN , *PEDIATRICS , MODELS , CONSISTENCY , INTERNAL , INTERVENTION , EMOTIONS , NURSING , NURSES , QUESTIONNAIRES , PHYSICIANS , SUPPORTS , VARIABLES , COGNITION


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE