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psichological stress

Gabriella De Benedetta, Giuseppe Ruggiero, Antonio Pinto
More than 25% of cancer patients in western countries have less than 18 years old children. While increasing attention has been given to various psychosocial issues related to neoplastic disease, the impact of parental cancer on psychosocial 'functioning' of children and adolescents are still poorly explored. Similarly, the role of parenting concerns on quality of life, compliance to the disease and treatments and therapeutic choices are not sufficiently addressed. Usually, cancer patients are reluctant to openly inform their children about their disease...
January 2008: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
S Caprilli, A Messeri, P Busoni
OBJECTIVES: The induction of anaesthesia for surgery is a stressful event for child. To treat pre-operative anxiety in children pharmalogical methods (premedication) and behavioural methods (the presence of parents during the induction of anesthesia) are used in combination with each other. The purpose of this investigation was to study the effect of two interventions to alleviate preoperative anxiety of 39 children who are undergoing minor surgery. We studied the influence of some psichological and social characteristics of child and parents on operative period...
May 2004: La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica: Medical and Surgical Pediatrics
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