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Grant Number: 5R01CA118332-10 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Compas, Bruce
Organization: Vanderbilt University
Project Title: Parent-Child Communication About Cancer
Fiscal Year: 2017
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Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This is a competing renewal application to conduct theoretically-driven research to determine the course and predictors of mental health, social, and physical health outcomes in a cohort of children with cancer and their parents. We have been following a sample of 258 children (ages 5 to 17-years at entry into the study) from near the time of their cancer diagnosis over the first year after their diagnosis with a very high retention rate. By the end of this grant period we will have collected 3 waves of data including observations, interviews and questionnaires and we now propose to collect 2 additional waves of data, including direct observations of parent-child interactions, up to 5 years after diagnosis. Child and their parents completed measures about sources of cancer-related stress, how they cope with cancer, standardized indicators of distress and mental health problems, and they participated in video recorded observations. We propose to extend this work to examine the transition off treatment and into survivorship. Our aims are: 1) To examine continuity and change in parent-child communication about cancer; 2) To identify early predictors of later mental and physical health outcomes for children with cancer and their parents; and 3) To examine reciprocal relationships between parent and child coping, mental and physical health. To meet these aims, we propose to collect 2 additional waves of interview, observational and multi-agent questionnaire data spaced 12 months apart. The project is designed to identify risk and protective factors and processes that can be used to establish a theory-driven model of coping and adaptation to childhood cancer and to identify targets for the future early preventive psychosocial interventions with children with cancer and their parents.

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Publications

Trajectories of health behaviors across early childhood cancer survivorship.
Authors: Fisher R.S. , Rausch J.R. , Ferrante A.C. , Prussien K.V. , Olshefski R.S. , Vannatta K.A. , Compas B.E. , Gerhardt C.A. .
Source: Psycho-oncology, 2019 Jan; 28(1), p. 68-75.
EPub date: 2018-11-06.
PMID: 30402997
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Longitudinal associations among maternal depressive symptoms, child emotional caretaking, and anxious/depressed symptoms in pediatric cancer.
Authors: Prussien K.V. , Murphy L.K. , Gerhardt C.A. , Vannatta K. , Bemis H. , Desjardins L. , Ferrante A.C. , Shultz E.L. , Keim M.C. , Cole D.A. , et al. .
Source: Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), 2018 Dec; 32(8), p. 1087-1096.
EPub date: 2018-09-13.
PMID: 30211572
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Resilience in Adolescents with Cancer: Association of Coping with Positive and Negative Affect.
Authors: Murphy L.K. , Bettis A.H. , Gruhn M.A. , Gerhardt C.A. , Vannatta K. , Compas B.E. .
Source: Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 2017 Oct; 38(8), p. 646-653.
PMID: 28816911
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Coping, emotion regulation, and psychopathology in childhood and adolescence: A meta-analysis and narrative review.
Authors: Compas B.E. , Jaser S.S. , Bettis A.H. , Watson K.H. , Gruhn M.A. , Dunbar J.P. , Williams E. , Thigpen J.C. .
Source: Psychological bulletin, 2017 Sep; 143(9), p. 939-991.
EPub date: 2017-06-15.
PMID: 28616996
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Parent-Child Communication and Adjustment Among Children With Advanced and Non-Advanced Cancer in the First Year Following Diagnosis or Relapse.
Authors: Keim M.C. , Lehmann V. , Shultz E.L. , Winning A.M. , Rausch J.R. , Barrera M. , Gilmer M.J. , Murphy L.K. , Vannatta K.A. , Compas B.E. , et al. .
Source: Journal of pediatric psychology, 2017-09-01; 42(8), p. 871-881.
PMID: 28369400
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Family estimates of risk for neurocognitive late effects following pediatric cancer: From diagnosis through the first three years of survivorship.
Authors: Shultz E.L. , Lehmann V. , Rausch J.R. , Keim M.C. , Winning A.M. , Olshefski R.S. , Vannatta K.A. , Compas B.E. , Gerhardt C.A. .
Source: Pediatric blood & cancer, 2017 Sep; 64(9), .
EPub date: 2017-01-25.
PMID: 28121066
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Maternal and Paternal Influences on Children's Coping with Cancer-Related Stress.
Authors: Monti J.D. , Winning A. , Watson K.H. , Williams E.K. , Gerhardt C.A. , Compas B.E. , Vannatta K. .
Source: Journal of child and family studies, 2017 Jul; 26(7), p. 2016-2025.
EPub date: 2017-04-17.
PMID: 29056838
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Topical Review: Integrating Findings on Direct Observation of Family Communication in Studies Comparing Pediatric Chronic Illness and Typically Developing Samples.
Authors: Murphy L.K. , Murray C.B. , Compas B.E. , Guest Editors: Cynthia A. Gerhardt, Cynthia A. Berg, Deborah J. Wiebe and Grayson N. Holmbeck .
Source: Journal of pediatric psychology, 2017-01-01; 42(1), p. 85-94.
PMID: 28172942
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Commentary: Dennis D. Drotar Distinguished Research Award: Academic and Personal Reflections on Childhood Cancer Research Across the Illness Spectrum.
Authors: Gerhardt C.A. .
Source: Journal of pediatric psychology, 2016 11; 41(10), p. 1045-1052.
EPub date: 2016-09-28.
PMID: 27680081
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Longitudinal associations among maternal communication and adolescent posttraumatic stress symptoms after cancer diagnosis.
Authors: Murphy L.K. , Rodriguez E.M. , Schwartz L. , Bemis H. , Desjardins L. , Gerhardt C.A. , Vannatta K. , Saylor M. , Compas B.E. .
Source: Psycho-oncology, 2016 Jul; 25(7), p. 779-86.
EPub date: 2015-07-27.
PMID: 26216475
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Maternal Coping and Depressive Symptoms as Predictors of Mother-Child Communication About a Child's Cancer.
Authors: Rodriguez E.M. , Murphy L. , Vannatta K. , Gerhardt C.A. , Young-Saleme T. , Saylor M. , Bemis H. , Desjardins L. , Dunn M.J. , Compas B.E. .
Source: Journal of pediatric psychology, 2016 Apr; 41(3), p. 329-39.
EPub date: 2015-11-25.
PMID: 26609183
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Childhood Cancer in Context: Sociodemographic Factors, Stress, and Psychological Distress Among Mothers and Children.
Authors: Bemis H. , Yarboi J. , Gerhardt C.A. , Vannatta K. , Desjardins L. , Murphy L.K. , Rodriguez E.M. , Compas B.E. .
Source: Journal of pediatric psychology, 2015 Sep; 40(8), p. 733-43.
EPub date: 2015-04-03.
PMID: 25840446
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Mothers and fathers coping with their children's cancer: Individual and interpersonal processes.
Authors: Compas B.E. , Bemis H. , Gerhardt C.A. , Dunn M.J. , Rodriguez E.M. , Desjardins L. , Preacher K.J. , Manring S. , Vannatta K. .
Source: Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2015 Aug; 34(8), p. 783-93.
EPub date: 2015-01-26.
PMID: 25622077
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Children and adolescents coping with cancer: self- and parent reports of coping and anxiety/depression.
Authors: Compas B.E. , Desjardins L. , Vannatta K. , Young-Saleme T. , Rodriguez E.M. , Dunn M. , Bemis H. , Snyder S. , Gerhardt C.A. .
Source: Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2014 Aug; 33(8), p. 853-61.
PMID: 25068455
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Mother-child communication and maternal depressive symptoms in families of children with cancer: integrating macro and micro levels of analysis.
Authors: Rodriguez E.M. , Dunn M.J. , Zuckerman T. , Hughart L. , Vannatta K. , Gerhardt C.A. , Saylor M. , Schuele C.M. , Compas B.E. .
Source: Journal of pediatric psychology, 2013 Aug; 38(7), p. 732-43.
EPub date: 2013-04-24.
PMID: 23616622
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Posttraumatic stress symptoms in parents of children with cancer within six months of diagnosis.
Authors: Dunn M.J. , Rodriguez E.M. , Barnwell A.S. , Grossenbacher J.C. , Vannatta K. , Gerhardt C.A. , Compas B.E. .
Source: Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2012 Mar; 31(2), p. 176-85.
EPub date: 2011-09-26.
PMID: 21942750
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Cancer-related sources of stress for children with cancer and their parents.
Authors: Rodriguez E.M. , Dunn M.J. , Zuckerman T. , Vannatta K. , Gerhardt C.A. , Compas B.E. .
Source: Journal of pediatric psychology, 2012 Mar; 37(2), p. 185-97.
EPub date: 2011-08-13.
PMID: 21841187
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Coping with chronic illness in childhood and adolescence.
Authors: Compas B.E. , Jaser S.S. , Dunn M.J. , Rodriguez E.M. .
Source: Annual review of clinical psychology, 2012; 8, p. 455-80.
EPub date: 2011-12-20.
PMID: 22224836
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Direct observation of mother-child communication in pediatric cancer: assessment of verbal and non-verbal behavior and emotion.
Authors: Dunn M.J. , Rodriguez E.M. , Miller K.S. , Gerhardt C.A. , Vannatta K. , Saylor M. , Scheule C.M. , Compas B.E. .
Source: Journal of pediatric psychology, 2011 Jun; 36(5), p. 565-75.
EPub date: 2010-07-15.
PMID: 20634206
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The role of coping and temperament in the adjustment of children with cancer.
Authors: Miller K.S. , Vannatta K. , Compas B.E. , Vasey M. , McGoron K.D. , Salley C.G. , Gerhardt C.A. .
Source: Journal of pediatric psychology, 2009 Nov-Dec; 34(10), p. 1135-43.
EPub date: 2009-05-18.
PMID: 19451171
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