Objectives: This study aims to investigate the effects of the Thank you–Sorry–Love (TSL®) program on posttraumatic growth (PTG) and cortisol level in parents of children with cancer. Methods: A total of 15 mothers of children with cancer were randomly assigned to the experimental group (n = 7) with the TSL intervention or a control group (n = 8) without any intervention. PTG and cortisol level were checked 3 times at the pretest, posttest, and 10-week follow-up. Results: PTG scores were significantly different between the two groups at the posttest and the follow-up test. Cortisol level was only significantly different between the two groups at the posttest. Conclusions: The TSL program may be a possible intervention for parents of children with cancer.
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The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: We acknowledge the financial support of Yonsei University Future-leading Research Initiative of 2014 (RMS2 2014-22-0119) and the Brain Korea 21 Plus (BK21plus) Program (Social Welfare Education with Glocalization, Creativity, and Convergence against New Social Risks) from the School of Social Welfare, Yonsei University.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Sociology and Political Science