Bad news for the cancer dads

Psychological Distress and the Impact of Social Support on Fathers and Mothers of Pediatric Cancer Patients: Long-Term Prospective Results -- Wijnberg-Williams et al. 31 (8): 785 -- Journal of Pediatric Psychology

I've just read the abstract. I'll have to get one of my many doctor friends (or librarian sister) to dig up an electronic copy of the paper.
Conclusions Dissatisfaction with support and negative interactions that fathers experienced significantly affected their levels of psychological distress. No such effect was found for mothers.
I wonder if it delves at all into what coping mechanisms, or lack thereof, that causes fathers, in general, to have more impacted levels of psychological distress in the long term than mothers. Perhaps that is for a future study.

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