DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2011.02.006
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Laura M. Barlay, Bernadette Péley

Abstract: The objective of this paper is to explore in what ways children are affected by the presence of their cancer patient siblings in the family. The participants were 25 healthy children, whose siblings were suffering from malignant tumors, and 25 healthy children with no current illness (as a control group). Data included self-and parent-report questionnaires, KFD (Kinetic Family Drawings) and interviews. The result indicated that behavioral and attention problems have increased in the target group since the dia…

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