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See detailBesoins psychosociaux et perception d'iniquité: combinaison de méthodes d'action pour venir en aide aux conjoints de patients atteints d'un cancer - Une étude pilote
Wagener, Aurélie ULg; Bragard, Isabelle ULg; Jonius, Bénédicte et al

in Journal de Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive (2014), 24

Cancer is a chronic illness that impacts both patients and family members. Spouses will often take on a caregiver role, meeting psychosocial needs such as health professional needs and information needs ... [more ▼]

Cancer is a chronic illness that impacts both patients and family members. Spouses will often take on a caregiver role, meeting psychosocial needs such as health professional needs and information needs. This caregiver role can also create emotional distress. Moreover, spouses might experience perceived inequity characterized by a combination of feelings of overinvestment and of underbenefit. This perception of inequity can also lead to emotional distress. Given the consequences of cancer on spouses, psychological interventions may be one means for helping them to cope. In this study, cognitive and behavioural methods are proposed to spouses in order to support them facing their partner’s cancer and their own issues. The overriding objective of this study is to satisfy the psychosocial needs of cancer patient spouses. In order to reach this objective, it compares the efficacy of two methods of action: 1/ hierarchical organization of psychosocial needs and problem-solving, and 2/ hierarchical organization of psychosocial needs alone. This research also aims to assess the influence of the perception of inequity that spouses might feel on the utilization of the two methods of action. The main hypothesis was that the combination of the two methods of action would have a greater and intensified impact on the assessed dependant variables than the utilization of the hierarchical organization of psychosocial needs alone. Thirty-seven spouses were randomly assigned into two groups: the experimental group (n= 19) and the control group (n= 18). The methodology provided identical protocols to the two groups with one difference in that the training period differed in order to measure the effect of training for problem-solving skills. The average age of participants in the experimental group was 58 (SD = 11) on average, and 57 (SD = 11) in the control group. They were asked to complete several questionnaires at three different time periods with a three-week time interval (T0, T1 and T2) assessing these dependent variables: psychosocial needs and emotional distress (anxiety and depression). Socio-demographic data and the perception of inequity were only evaluated at T0. At T0, all participants realized a hierarchy of psychosocial needs. Between T0 and T1, the experimental group trained in the problem-solving method while control group trained between T1 and T2 for this method. Repeated ANOVA measures were conducted to assess the evolution of the psychosocial needs. Student t-tests were computed to assess the influence of inequity perception on the utilization of the two methods of action. The results confirmed previous findings demonstrating the psychosocial needs in spouses of cancer patients. Indeed, it appears that these participants perceive more psychosocial needs than those of similar samples. This difference might be explained by the period of our intervention which occurred earlier than in experimental designs of similar studies. The overall emotional distress felt by our participants was characterized by anxiety. Therefore, being the caregiver of a cancer patient seems to foster anxiety more than depression. The results confirmed the main hypothesis showing a significant decrease of the number of unsatisfied psychosocial needs when participants have used the two methods of action. This decrease was observed whenever the combination was implemented. In other words, the combination of the two methods of action optimized meeting psychosocial needs. However, the perception of inequity did not seem to influence the utilization of these two methods. This research presents some limitations in the form of a small sample size and of a single assessment of inequity perception at T0. Nevertheless, the results of this preliminary study remain interesting and promising: further research could enhance the employed experimental design in a larger sample in order to obtain more robust results. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude longitudinale des besoins psychosociaux de personnes atteintes de cancer : Hiérarchisation et résolution de problème
Wagener, Aurélie ULg; Jonius, Bénédicte; DEVOS, Martine ULg et al

in Christophe, Véronique; Ducro, Claire; Antoine, Pascale (Eds.) Psychologie de la santé : Individu, famille et société (2014)

INTRODUCTION. L’existence et l’importance des besoins psychosociaux vécus par les conjoints de personnes atteintes de cancer ont été mises en évidence à plusieurs reprises. Afin de diminuer ces besoins ... [more ▼]

INTRODUCTION. L’existence et l’importance des besoins psychosociaux vécus par les conjoints de personnes atteintes de cancer ont été mises en évidence à plusieurs reprises. Afin de diminuer ces besoins, notre recherche-action teste l’efficacité de la combinaison de deux méthodes d’action : la hiérarchisation des besoins puis la résolution de problème ajustée à ces besoins. MÉTHODOLOGIE. Notre étude, longitudinale, randomisée, comporte trois temps d’évaluations séparés de trois semaines (T0, T1 et T2) et deux groupes (expérimental et contrôle). Au T0, les deux groupes réalisent la hiérarchisation des besoins. Entre T0 et T1, le groupe expérimental bénéficie de la résolution de problème. Entre T1 et T2, le groupe contrôle reçoit, à son tour, cette méthode. Les questionnaires administrés aux différents temps d’évaluation sont : données sociodémographiques, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Psychosocial Needs Inventory (PNI), questionnaire relatif au sentiment d’autoefficacité (GSES). HYPOTHESES. Entre T0 et T1, une amélioration générale des scores est attendue dans les deux groupes : celle-ci devrait s’avérer plus importante dans le groupe expérimental, ayant réalisé la résolution de problème. Entre T1 et T2, les scores du groupe contrôle, ayant alors pratiqué cette méthode, devraient s’améliorer et rejoindre ceux obtenus par le groupe expérimental au T1.RÉSULTATS. Trente-sept personnes ont accepté de participer : groupe expérimental (N=19, hommes=12, femmes=7) et groupe contrôle (N=18, hommes=11, femmes=7). Les groupes expérimental et contrôle présentent respectivement une moyenne d’âge de 59 et de 58 ans. Au T0, les scores moyens sur la HADS sont de 11,95 pour le groupe expérimental et de 13,94 pour le groupe contrôle ; le nombre moyen de besoins psychosociaux sur le PNI est de 29 dans les deux groupes ; les moyennes sur la GSES sont de 33,53 pour le groupe expérimental et de 32,33 pour le groupe contrôle. La récolte des données se poursuit et nous réaliserons des analyses de type ANOVA à mesures répétées afin d’évaluer les changements en fonction du temps (T0, T1 et T2) et du groupe (expérimental vs contrôle). [less ▲]

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See detailSpecificity of Gender Role Orientation, Biological Sex and Trait Emotional Intelligence in Child Anxiety Sensitivity: A Moderated Mediation Analysis.
Stassart, Céline ULg; Dardenne, Benoît ULg; Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg

in Personality and Individual Differences (2014), 71

The present study evaluates gender role theory as an explanation for the observed gender differences in anxiety sensitivity (AS) symptoms among children, and emotional intelligence (EI) as a protective ... [more ▼]

The present study evaluates gender role theory as an explanation for the observed gender differences in anxiety sensitivity (AS) symptoms among children, and emotional intelligence (EI) as a protective factor in the relation between gender role orientation and AS. Specifically, these two hypotheses are investi- gated in a moderated mediation analysis. The sample comprises 200 children, aged 9–13 years (95 boys, 105 girls). Results reveal that Masculinity (M) and EI are negatively associated with AS while Femininity (F) is positively associated with AS. Gender role orientation mediates the relation between biological gen- der and AS scores and EI moderates the relation between M (but not F) and overall AS symptoms. Findings support gender role orientation as an explanation for the observed gender disparity in AS; in the case of masculine orientation, the protective effect also depends on high emotional intelligence. This study pro- vides valuable insights for understanding the emotional socialization of children, as well as preventing or treating AS symptoms. [less ▲]

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See detailLaura. Enduring – or enjoying – endurance training.
Cloes, Marc ULg; Hody, Stéphanie ULg; Jidovtseff, Boris ULg et al

in Armour, Katheleen (Ed.) Pedagogical cases in physical education and youth sport (2014)

This chapter presents a pedagogical case presenting a 15-year-old girl who met some episodes of drop in blood pressure in the morning when beginning school. Her physical education (PE) teacher has to find ... [more ▼]

This chapter presents a pedagogical case presenting a 15-year-old girl who met some episodes of drop in blood pressure in the morning when beginning school. Her physical education (PE) teacher has to find a way to deal with such situation. Three scientists from physiology, fitness training and psychology analyze the scenario and underline the knowledge that should be used by the PE teacher in order to implement appropriate lessons. Sport pedagogists propose then a concrete contribution based on this interdisciplinary analysis. Such paper is a fantastic adventure for scholars who are invited to exchange their representations, knowledge et ideas in order to develop strong approaches. The refective process is an example for preservice education but also for all practioneers and PE teacher educators. [less ▲]

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See detailAnxiety and its time courses during radiotherapy for non-metastatic breast cancer: A longitudinal study
Lewis, Florence; Merckaert, Isabelle; Liénard, Aurore et al

in Radiotherapy & Oncology (2014), 111(2), 276-280

Purpose: To our knowledge, no study has specifically assessed the time course of anxiety during radiotherapy (RT). The objective of this study was to assess anxiety time courses in patients with ... [more ▼]

Purpose: To our knowledge, no study has specifically assessed the time course of anxiety during radiotherapy (RT). The objective of this study was to assess anxiety time courses in patients with nonmetastatic breast cancer. Material and methods: This multicenter, descriptive longitudinal study included 213 consecutive patients with breast cancer who completed visual analog scales (VASs) assessing state anxiety before and after the RT simulation and the first and last five RT sessions. Results: Pre- and post-session anxiety mean levels were highest at the RT simulation (respectively, 2.9 ± 2.9 and 1.6 ± 2.5) and first RT session (respectively, 3.4 ± 2.9 and 2.0 ± 2.4), then declined rapidly. Clinically relevant mean differences (P1 cm on the VAS) between pre- and post-simulation/session VAS scores were found only for the RT simulation ( 1.3 ± 2.7; p < 0.001) and first RT session ( 1.4 ± 2.4; p < 0.001). Five percent to 16% of patients presented clinically relevant anxiety (pre- and post-simulation/session VAS scoresP4 cm) throughout treatment. Conclusions: To optimize care, RT team members should offer all patients appropriate information about treatment at the simulation, check patients’ understanding, and identify patients with clinically relevant anxiety requiring appropriate support throughout RT. [less ▲]

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See detailQualité de vie de l’enfant avec antécédents oncologiques et adaptation parentale : étude exploratoire
Tilkin, Caroline; Toucheque, Malorie ULg; Missotten, Pierre ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2014)

Cette étude envisage la qualité de vie (QV) de l’enfant avec antécédents oncologiques et celle de ses parents ainsi que la relation entre l’adaptation parentale et la QV de l’enfant. Deux groupes ont été ... [more ▼]

Cette étude envisage la qualité de vie (QV) de l’enfant avec antécédents oncologiques et celle de ses parents ainsi que la relation entre l’adaptation parentale et la QV de l’enfant. Deux groupes ont été créés : un groupe expérimental composé d’enfants avec antécédents oncologiques et leurs parents et un groupe contrôle composé d’enfants tout-venant appariés et de leurs parents. Les enfants ont rempli un questionnaire de QV; les parents ont complété des questionnaires évaluant les stratégies de coping, les représentations de la maladie, le stress parental et la QV. Les résultats montrent que la QV du groupe expérimental est satisfaisante et similaire à celle observée au sein du groupe contrôle. Les représentations des parents (menace et contrôle personnel), ainsi que les stratégies qu’ils mettent en place pour maintenir l’intégration familiale sont significativement liées à la QV de leur enfant. Cette étude met en évidence le besoin d’évaluer l’adaptation des parents d’enfant avec antécédents oncologiques et de développer des interventions ciblant leurs représentations et leurs stratégies de coping. [less ▲]

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See detailAvaliação da Qualidade de Vida Infantil: O Inventário Sistémico de Qualidade de Vida para Crianças
Fonseca, Marta; Missotten, Pierre ULg; Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg et al

in Psicologia, Reflexão e Crítica = Psychology, Reflection and Criticism (2014), 27(2),

Introduction: Children’s quality of life evaluation has specific methodological aspects. Objective: To examine the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Child Quality of Life Systemic ... [more ▼]

Introduction: Children’s quality of life evaluation has specific methodological aspects. Objective: To examine the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Child Quality of Life Systemic Inventory (CQLSI), which is based on an innovative conceptual and methodological approach to quality of life self-assessment, namely by being interactive and playful, having a psychometry which operates several scores and allowing an analysis of each domain of life. Methods: 120 Portuguese children, from 8 to 12 years old. Results: Internal consistency of the four scores of the CQLSI (State, Goal, Rank and Gap) is satisfactory; all scores have their own specificity. Data show convergent validity. On the other hand, no satisfactory factorial structure was found. Conclusion: Feasibility and psychometric adequacy of the CQLSI Portuguese version seems demonstrated. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Anxiety Sensitivity in Children: Developmental Perspective
Stassart, Céline ULg; Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg

Poster (2013, July 19)

Introduction. Anxiety sensitivity (AS) is the fear of anxiety-related sensations due to beliefs that these sensations will lead to physical illness, social embarrassment, loss of control and mental ... [more ▼]

Introduction. Anxiety sensitivity (AS) is the fear of anxiety-related sensations due to beliefs that these sensations will lead to physical illness, social embarrassment, loss of control and mental incapacitation. AS plays a central role in the etiology and maintaining of fear and anxiety. This work examines the gender and age effect on the AS scores. Method. Two hundred children aged 9 to 13 years completed the Childhood Anxiety Sensitivity Index (CASI). Results. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses showed that the sex and the interaction Sex*Age explain significantly the CASI scores. The interaction indicated that girls have higher AS than boys at the age of 9, 10 and 11 but not to 12 and 13 years. Discussion. Consistent with several studies, girls have higher CASI scores than boys. However, this difference disappears at the entrance of adolescence. This developmental observation is important in a prevention perspective of AS. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluating the psychological impact of practice dispatch-assisted cardiopulmonary instructions using the ALERT protocol: preliminary results in Liege dispatching centre.
Hirtz, Elodie; Ghuysen, Alexandre ULg; STIPULANTE, Samuel ULg et al

Poster (2013, July)

ABSTRACT Background. The ALERT algorithm, an effective compression-only phone cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) protocol has the potential to help bystanders initiate CPR. This study evaluates the ... [more ▼]

ABSTRACT Background. The ALERT algorithm, an effective compression-only phone cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) protocol has the potential to help bystanders initiate CPR. This study evaluates the psychological impact of the CPR’s practice on untrained persons (UP). Methods. This is a quasi experimental longitudinal study (n = 153). We used: demographics data, CPR’ emotional characteristics; the Peritraumatic Dissociative Experiences Questionnaire ; the Way of Coping Check List and the Impact of Event Scale. Findings. Two psychological profiles: UP at high risk to develop a post traumatic disorder (higher average scores ; high emotional distress during the CPR) versus UP at low risk. Discussion. These preliminary results highlight the importance of identifying the psychological profile of the UP. For a CPR, UP at high risk should be treated differently: first, take the time to reduce emotional distress and then only talk about the CPR. This step could reduce the risk for PTSD [less ▲]

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See detailNew format of the quality of life systemic inventory for children (QLSI-C): preliminary results
Toucheque, Malorie ULg; Tilkin, Caroline; Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg

Poster (2013, July)

Background: This study assesses the test-retest reliability of the QLSI-C iPad version. Methods: Sample consisted of 40 children aged 8 to 12 years which completed QLSI-C twice over a two-week delay ... [more ▼]

Background: This study assesses the test-retest reliability of the QLSI-C iPad version. Methods: Sample consisted of 40 children aged 8 to 12 years which completed QLSI-C twice over a two-week delay. Participants were divided into 3 groups: 13 participants completed iPad (T0) – paper (T1) version, 13 others filled paper (T0) – iPad (T1) and 14 answered iPad (T0) – iPad (T1). Findings: Analysis of variance indicates that group effect (F(2,37) = 1,27, p = 0,29) and time effect (F(2,37) = 0,04, p= 0,84) is not statistically significant nor the interaction effect (F(2,37) = 0,08 p = 0,92). Correlations for the 5 global scores between iPad – iPad version is from .63 to .91 and between the 2 different formats is from .40 to .87. Discussion: QLSI-C test-retest stability and paper – iPad version equivalence are good. This new format is more attractive for children, decreases time for administration and makes easier the encoding. [less ▲]

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See detailPreliminary results of the Quality of Life Systemic Inventory for children in Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis: A tool for clinical interventions?
Toucheque, Malorie ULg; Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg

Poster (2013, June 14)

Objective: this study examined the generic and CF-specific QOL in CF children using a tool based on a modular clinical approach. Methods: Sample consisted of 12 CF children and 12 healthy children aged 8 ... [more ▼]

Objective: this study examined the generic and CF-specific QOL in CF children using a tool based on a modular clinical approach. Methods: Sample consisted of 12 CF children and 12 healthy children aged 8 to 12 years, matched by age and sex. The Quality of Life Systemic Inventory for Children (QLSI-C) assess both generic (20 items) and CF-specific (6 items) QOL. CF-specific module is empirically created from CFQ-R and discussion with medical staff. QLSI-C is a dynamic tool, using a VAS, which considers QOL (gap) like the difference between the present situation (state) and the expectations (goal). This difference is weighted by the importance (rank) that children assign for each life domains. QLSI-C is different from PedQoL, which consider QOL like an assessment of state score only. Results: Difference between CF and healthy children for the QOL score approached significance (F=3.63; p=0.07). Results by items show a significant difference for “autonomy” (F=4.30; p=0.05) and “frustration tolerance” (F=4.60; p=0.04) between the two groups. In addition, global scores in CF-specific module is correlated with global score in generic module for CF children (r=0.66 to 0.96). Assessment of QOL is the same for both generic (M=3.76) and CF-specific (M=3.76) module (p=0.53). Finally, descriptive statistics demonstrate that items which reflect the best QOL in CF children were based on social support unlike healthy children. Conclusion: QLSI-C is a clinical tool which distinguishes between children with CF and healthy children. Originality of this tool is strengthened by the consideration of individual life plan taking into account the particular situation of children with CF. [less ▲]

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See detailThe effect of communication skills training on residents' physiological arousal in a breaking bad news simulated task
Meunier, Julie; Merckaert, Isabelle; Libert, Yves et al

in Patient Education & Counseling (2013), 93(1), 40-47

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See detailPsychosocial needs and perception of inequity: How spouses react to the cancer of their partner?
Wagener, Aurélie ULg; Bragard, Isabelle ULg; Jonius, Bénédicte et al

in 2013 BAPS Annual Meeting : Conference booklet (2013, May 28)

Background. Several studies have highlighted the importance of psychosocial needs in cancer patients’ spouses. Our study’s aim was to reduce these spouses’ needs, using a combination of two ... [more ▼]

Background. Several studies have highlighted the importance of psychosocial needs in cancer patients’ spouses. Our study’s aim was to reduce these spouses’ needs, using a combination of two psychotherapeutic methods: 1. Psychosocial needs’ organization into a hierarchy; 2. Problem-solving method. We also assessed perception of inequity, which is a new concept used in psycho-oncology. This perception focusses on two feelings that spouses might experience in their relationships: firstly, the feeling of overbenefit and underinvestment; secondly, the feeling of underbenefit and overinvestment. Method. A longitudinal design with three assessments (T0,T1,T2) and two groups (experimental, control) was employed. Spouses fulfilled questionnaires: socio-demographic questionnaire, Psychosocial Needs Inventory, Perception of Inequity, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. At T0, all participants organised their psychosocial needs into a hierarchy. Experimental group practiced problem-solving method before control group. Indeed, experimental group practiced it between T0 and T1 while control group practiced it only between T1 and T2. Results. Thirty-seven spouses participated: N experimental group=19; N control group=18. Whenever the combination was given, repeated measures’ ANOVAs highlighted a significant decrease in unsatisfied psychosocial needs when participants have received both methods. Nevertheless, our results did not replicate previous findings according to which spouses experience a higher feeling of overinvestment and underbenefit than feeling of underinvestment and overbenefit. Discussion. Our results underline the interest of proposing psychotherapeutic methods to cancer patients’ spouses to reduce unsatisfied psychosocial needs: clinical implications will be further discussed. Moreover, perception of inequity is a significant concept in psycho-oncology which consequences will also be discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailPsychosocial needs and perception of inequity: How spouses react to the cancer of their partner?
Wagener, Aurélie ULg; Bragard, Isabelle ULg; Jonius, Bénédicte et al

Poster (2013, May 28)

Background. Several studies have highlighted the importance of psychosocial needs in cancer patients’ spouses. Our study’s aim was to reduce these spouses’ needs, using a combination of two ... [more ▼]

Background. Several studies have highlighted the importance of psychosocial needs in cancer patients’ spouses. Our study’s aim was to reduce these spouses’ needs, using a combination of two psychotherapeutic methods: 1. Psychosocial needs’ organization into a hierarchy; 2. Problem-solving method. We also assessed perception of inequity, which is a new concept used in psycho-oncology. This perception focusses on two feelings that spouses might experience in their relationships: firstly, the feeling of overbenefit and underinvestment; secondly, the feeling of underbenefit and overinvestment. Method. A longitudinal design with three assessments (T0,T1,T2) and two groups (experimental, control) was employed. Spouses fulfilled questionnaires: socio-demographic questionnaire, Psychosocial Needs Inventory, Perception of Inequity, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. At T0, all participants organised their psychosocial needs into a hierarchy. Experimental group practiced problem-solving method before control group. Indeed, experimental group practiced it between T0 and T1 while control group practiced it only between T1 and T2. Results. Thirty-seven spouses participated: N experimental group=19; N control group=18. Whenever the combination was given, repeated measures’ ANOVAs highlighted a significant decrease in unsatisfied psychosocial needs when participants have received both methods. Nevertheless, our results did not replicate previous findings according to which spouses experience a higher feeling of overinvestment and underbenefit than feeling of underinvestment and overbenefit. Discussion. Our results underline the interest of proposing psychotherapeutic methods to cancer patients’ spouses to reduce unsatisfied psychosocial needs. [less ▲]

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See detailGender Role Orientation, Emotional Intelligence and Anxiety Symptoms in Children
Stassart, Céline ULg; Dardenne, Benoît ULg; Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg

Poster (2013, April 18)

According to Gender Role Theory, girls and boys learn to develop interests and attitudes consistent with their gender, resulting in behaviors and characteristics known as “masculine” and “feminine” ... [more ▼]

According to Gender Role Theory, girls and boys learn to develop interests and attitudes consistent with their gender, resulting in behaviors and characteristics known as “masculine” and “feminine” (Golombok & Fivush, 1994). Several authors have claimed that gender role, more than sex (male vs. female), explains the higher prevalence of anxiety in girls than in boys (e.g., Palapattu, Kingery, & Ginsburg, 2006). The expression of fear and anxiety is accepted and even encouraged among girls but is inconsistent with the masculine gender role: Boys are expected to face their fears and use adaptive behavior to handle the situation (Bem, 1981). Although the link between anxiety and gender role is well known for adults, empirical evidence concerning children is much scarcer (Palapattu et al., 2006). In this study, we first examine the importance of gender role in children’s anxiety. We also investigate the influence of a possible moderator in the relation between anxiety and gender role: emotional intelligence (EI). EI has been shown to protect against the development of anxiety in children (Williams, Daley, Burnside, & Hammond-Rowley, 2010). Our sample included 200 Belgian children (105 girls) aged 9 to 13 years old. The questionnaires used were the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children (STAIC; Spielberger, 1973), the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire Child Form (TEIQue-CSF; Mavrovelli & Petrides, 2008), and the Children’s Personal Attributes Questionnaire (CPAQ; Hall & Halberstadt, 1980). The latter questionnaire is composed of three subscales: Masculinity (M, male-stereotyped traits but socially desirable in both sexes, e.g., leadership), Femininity (F, female-stereotyped traits but socially desirable in both sexes, e.g., kindness), Masculinity-Femininity (M-F, traits socially more acceptable for one sex or the other, e.g., emotional vulnerability for females and aggressiveness for males). High scores on the M-F scale indicate tendencies toward masculinity. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses were conducted to investigate the effect of gender role on the STAIC score beyond biological sex and EI as a moderator in relations between gender role and anxiety. Results indicated that gender role explains the anxiety score better than biological sex. Also, EI and the interaction between EI and M-F scores (TEIQue-CSF*M-F) were significant predictors of anxiety score. The children with low M-F scores and low EI had significantly higher levels of anxiety, while those with high M-F scores and high EI had the lowest levels of anxiety. These findings reveal not only the effect of gender role in the development of anxiety, but also the moderating effect of EI. [less ▲]

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See detailAnxiety sensitivity in children
Stassart, Céline ULg; Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg

Speech/Talk (2013)

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See detailIs it possible to improve radiotherapy team members’ communication skills. A randomized study assessing the efficacy of a 38h communications skills training program
GIBON, Anne-Sophie; MERCKAERT, Isabelle; LIENARD, Aurore et al

in Radiotherapy & Oncology (2013), 109(1), 170177

Background and purpose: Optimizing communication between radiotherapy team members and patients and between colleagues requires training. This study applies a randomized controlled design to assess the ... [more ▼]

Background and purpose: Optimizing communication between radiotherapy team members and patients and between colleagues requires training. This study applies a randomized controlled design to assess the efficacy of a 38-h communication skills training program. Material and methods: Four radiotherapy teams were randomly assigned either to a training program or to a waiting list. Team members’ communication skills and their self-efficacy to communicate in the context of an encounter with a simulated patient were the primary endpoints. These encounters were scheduled at the baseline and after training for the training group, and at the baseline and four months later for the waiting list group. Encounters were audiotaped and transcribed. Transcripts were analyzed with content analysis software (LaComm) and by an independent rater. Results: Eighty team members were included in the study. Compared to untrained team members, trained team members used more turns of speech with content oriented toward available resources in the team (relative rate [RR] = 1.38; p = 0.023), more assessment utterances (RR = 1.69; p < 0.001), more empathy (RR = 4.05; p = 0.037), more negotiation (RR = 2.34; p = 0.021) and more emotional words (RR = 1.32; p = 0.030), and their self-efficacy to communicate increased (p = 0.024 and p = 0.008, respectively). Conclusions: The training program was effective in improving team members’ communication skills and their self-efficacy to communicate in the context of an encounter with a simulated patient. Future study should assess the effect of this training program on communication with actual patients and their satisfaction. Moreover a cost-benefit analysis is needed, before implementing such an intensive training program on a broader scale. [less ▲]

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See detailLes fonctions cognitives au commencement d’une nouvelle ligne de traitement chez des patients âgés atteints d’un cancer hématologique
Jonius, Bénédicte; Libert, Yves; Bragard, Isabelle ULg et al

in Psycho-Oncologie (2013), 7(2), 118-129

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