Journal article

Surgical and Psychosocial Predictors of Mental Health in Parents of Children With Cardiac Admissions

Jill R Stokes, Frank Muscara, Diana Zannino, Maria C McCarthy, Vicki A Anderson, Jan M Nicholson, Yves d'Udekem

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study investigated factors associated with long-term mental health outcomes of parents of children with a cardiac illness. The objective of the study was to investigate the hypothesis that acute mental health status and psychosocial risk factors (eg, acute stress reactions, quality of life) would be more strongly associated with long-term mental health outcomes than demographic, diagnostic, morphology, or procedure-related factors. METHODS: Participants were 31 parents of children who underwent cardiac operations in a pediatric hospital. Acute mental health status, psychosocial risk, demographic information, morphology, and procedure-related data were collected within the fir..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Yves d'Udekem is a National Health and Medical Research Council Clinician Practitioner Fellow (1082186). The Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program supported this research project. All phases of this study were supported by The Pratt Foundation, the Victorian Department of Human Services and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.