Who can enter
Parents of children with cancer, during treatment or <5 years after treatment.
The goal of this study is to evaluate efficacy and feasibility of a cognitive behavioral-based online group intervention that focuses on the specific issues that play a role in parents coping with a child with cancer. The intervention, led by psychologists, aims to improve psychosocial wellbeing and to prevent psychosocial problems by improving coping skills.
When a child is or has been treated in pediatric oncology, it is stressful for all family members. Parents of a child with cancer are more worried and stressed than parents of healthy children. This is a consequence of intensive care and coordination tasks but also of the emotional burden that coincides with the illness. An online group course could be a good way to support parents with this and to teach them skills that help them cope with the circumstances. Parents receive information and tips, and the course provides a platform for parents to share their experiences.