Impact of a summer camp experience on daily activity and family interactions among children with cancer

Karen E. Smith, Sharon Gotlieb, Robin H. Gurwitch, Alan D. Blotcky

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Abstract

Eighteen pediatric cancer patients and their families participated in a longitudinal study to assess the effects of a camp experience on daily activity and family interactions. Based on maternal report, changes were found in the amount of time these children spent in social, physical, and self-engaged activities. Mothers and a sibling closest in age to the patient also noted changes in their own frequency of activities spent with the family and with others. These changes were evident when comparing measures obtained 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after camp. Many changes were still present 1 month after attending camp. These data support the use of a camp experience as an intervention to facilitate a return to more normal, healthy functioning by pediatric cancer patients and their families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-542
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Pediatric Psychology
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1987

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Keywords

  • Childhood cancer
  • Family interactions
  • Pediatric oncology camp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Biotechnology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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Impact of a summer camp experience on daily activity and family interactions among children with cancer. / Smith, Karen E.; Gotlieb, Sharon; Gurwitch, Robin H.; Blotcky, Alan D.

In: Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Vol. 12, No. 4, 12.1987, p. 533-542.

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Smith, Karen E. ; Gotlieb, Sharon ; Gurwitch, Robin H. ; Blotcky, Alan D. / Impact of a summer camp experience on daily activity and family interactions among children with cancer. In: Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 1987 ; Vol. 12, No. 4. pp. 533-542.
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