Title

Mothers' and fathers' views of family management and health-related quality of life for young adult survivors of childhood brain tumors.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2021

Identifier

DOI: 10.1080/07347332.2020.1844845

Abstract

PURPOSE: To examine associations between fathers' and mothers' appraisals of family management and physical and emotional health-related quality of life (QOL) for young adult survivors of childhood brain tumors.

DESIGN: Cross-sectional.

SAMPLE: 47 mothers and 39 fathers (39-67 years old); 47 survivors (18-33 years old).

METHODS: Analyses evaluated relationships among family management (Survivor's Daily Life, Condition Management Ability, Condition Management Effort, Family Life Difficulty, View of Condition Impact, Parental Mutuality), quality of life, and parental role.

FINDINGS: Except for Parental Mutuality, family management ratings were not significantly different for mothers and fathers, and parental views of survivors' physical and emotional QOL improved with better family management. Parental role moderated associations between physical and emotional QOL and Survivors' Daily Life and between emotional QOL and Condition Management Ability, Condition Management Effort, and View of Condition Impact.

IMPLICATIONS FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL PROVIDERS: Assess and address survivor QOL through family management from multiple perspectives.

Journal Title

J Psychosoc Oncol

Volume

39

Issue

5

First Page

629

Last Page

645

Keywords

family management; health-related quality of life; oncology; parenting; psychosocial functioning; young adult cancer survivors

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