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Eunsun Jeong 1 Article
The Effect of the Growth-Writing Program on Anxiety, Powerlessness, Hope, and Guilt in Mother of Children with Cancer
Eunsun Jeong, Jeongsun Heo, Myoung-Ho Hyun
STRESS. 2017;25(1):23-29.   Published online March 31, 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17547/kjsr.2017.25.1.23
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This study compared the effectiveness of group growth-writing program on anxiety, powerlessness, hope and guilt of mother with pediatric cancer patient with those of waiting-list control group. Participants were assigned to two groups: a growth-writing group (N=14), a waiting-list control group (N=14). At baseline, post-treatment and follow-up, all participants completed questionnaires. The growth-writing program was delivered in three sessions. As a result, growth-writing group showed significant decrease in anxiety, guilt and significant increase in hope compared to the waiting-list control group without any activities. However, powerlessness did not have significant change. This study examined that growth-writing could be an effective intervention for mothers with the pediatric cancer patients. Limitations and suggestions for further studies were included.


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