Children's Resiliency, Adjustment, and Coping: Cancer-Related, Family Context, and Within-Child Factors
Parental Consent/Child Assent for Child Participants:
If you choose to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete a total of 2 or 3
questionnaires (depending on your age). Each questionnaire will be completed only once.
If you are between 6-7 years old, you will be given 2 questionnaires asking you about your
physical health and illness, and your personal strengths. These questionnaires will take
you about 30-45 minutes to finish. If you are between 8-18 years old, you will be given 3
questionnaires that will ask you about your physical health and illness, your personal
strengths, and your emotional adjustment to the disease. These 3 questionnaires will take
you about 30-45 minutes in total to finish. A research assistant will help you with the
questionnaires, if you need help.
If you are given the questionnaires while you are at the hospital and you cannot complete
them before you leave, you will be given a stamped envelope to mail the forms back to the
After your questionnaires are finished, a member of the research team might look at your
medical chart if they need more information about your treatment or the status of the
If you choose to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete a total of 5
questionnaires. These questionnaires ask information about your child's emotional
adjustment to the disease, your child's physical health and illness, your child's personal
strengths, your emotional distress, and the overall functioning of your family. Each
questionnaire will be completed only once. It will take about 45-60 minutes to complete all
Medical Staff Participants:
If you choose to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire that
asks for information about the patient's illness. It will take about 3-5 minutes to
complete this one-time survey.
This is an investigational study. About 220 people (100 children, 100 parents, and 20
medical staff) will take part in this multicenter study. About 130 will be enrolled at M.
D. Anderson (60 children, 60 parents, and 10 medical staff members).
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Illness-related factors as predictors of child psychological adjustment to leukemia
Martha Askins, PhD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
|UT MD Anderson Cancer Center||Houston, Texas 77030|
|University of Minnesota Medical Center-Twin Cities||Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455|