ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints202301.0568.v1
Subject: Medicine And Pharmacology, Epidemiology And Infectious Diseases Keywords: cancer, pediatrics, psycho-oncology, family, COVID-19, risk, resilience
Online: 31 January 2023 (02:49:26 CET)
Previous literature highlights the impact of COVID-19 on family functioning. Less is known about the impact of the pandemic on families of pediatric cancer patients. In order to determine universal and unique risk and resilience factors of these families during the pandemic, a qualitative analysis was conducted on families currently receiving cancer treatment at a midwestern hospital. Results of the data analysis depict ways in which these families have been impacted by and have adapted to COVID-19. These findings suggest that families of pediatric cancer patients have unique experiences in the context of COVID-19, in addition to universal experiences outlined in previous literature.