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Study on psychological and conjugal functioning among parents of children with cancer

This study on the well-being of parents of children with cancer, conducted by researchers from the Department of Psychology of the University of Montreal, is still ongoing and soliciting more couples. The study examines how parents of children with cancer adapt to the stress of pediatric cancer, with a special interest in their well-being as a couple and how partners support each other through this experience. Results of this study will help improve the understanding of factors related to parental and couple well-being in the context of pediatric cancer, and will inform the development of interventions for parents who may present with more difficulties in this context. The study is funded by a grant provided by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and it has been approved by the ethical research committee at Université de Montréal.

In summary, participation in the study requires that parents of children with cancer complete three online surveys (approx.. 45 minutes) over a period of 4 months. A detailed letter and consent form are included in the online survey. Participation in the study is completely voluntary, and confidentiality of data is ensured. In appreciation for the time dedicated to this study, participants will be offered a small monetary compensation ($60 per couple).

To participate in the study, parents must meet the following criteria: 1. Child is either presently in treatment or has received treatment in the past 2 years 2. Both parents must participate to the study

Parents who are interested in the study may contact the research team (julie.laniel@umontreal.ca) and they will send them the complete information about the study and the link to the online survey.

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