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See detailCOMMENT JE TRAITE ... L’arrêt cardio-respiratoire extrahospitalier : la fenêtre du centraliste 112
STIPULANTE, Samuel ULg; ZANDONA, Régine; EL-FASSI, Mehdi ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (in press), 69

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See detailConstruction d’un référentiel de compétences pour la formation de psychologues
Peters, Stéphanie ULg; Meulemans, Thierry ULg; Maillart, Christelle ULg et al

Conference (2014, May 19)

L’élaboration de ce référentiel de compétences pour les psychologues répond à trois motivations principales, relevées lors de démarches d’évaluation de la qualité de notre enseignement : accompagner le ... [more ▼]

L’élaboration de ce référentiel de compétences pour les psychologues répond à trois motivations principales, relevées lors de démarches d’évaluation de la qualité de notre enseignement : accompagner le parcours identitaire et pédagogique des étudiants, faciliter le travail partenarial entre enseignants, et répondre aux obligations institutionnelles. Le modèle théorique qui a guidé la construction du référentiel est celui proposé par J. Tardif (2006). Il présente notamment comme avantages de préciser les situations professionnelles dans lesquelles sont mobilisées les compétences et leurs composantes, de définir des trajectoires de développement qui témoignent ainsi de la progression de l’étudiant dans son parcours de formation, et de lier les apprentissages à des domaines de ressources permettant donc de faire le lien avec les cours du programme. Pour construire ce référentiel, trois sources ont été mobilisées : (1) les pratiques des psychologues professionnels (Hansez, Côte & Mormont, 2008), (2) la littérature existante concernant les compétences des psychologues (Batram & Roe, 2005 ; Europsy, 2005 ; Tuning, s.d.) et les critères de qualité d’une formation universitaire en psychologie (APA, 2008, 2013 ; Mayo, 2008), et (3) l’expertise des enseignants du cursus. Cette communication présentera le référentiel, composé de cinq compétences. Elle s’arrêtera également sur deux points de discussion qui ont émergé lors de la construction de ce référentiel, et qui le colorent largement : (1) la maîtrise de savoirs théoriques et méthodologiques, et (2) l’importance de développer chez les étudiants des réflexes et outils d’analyse des enjeux et effets sociétaux des pratiques et des savoirs du psychologue. Les implications de ce référentiel dans la conception du parcours de formation seront annoncées. [less ▲]

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See detailLes préférences alimentaires : comment préserver son équilibre alimentaire et sa qualité de vie? De l'enfant à l'adulte.
Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg

Scientific conference (2014, April 24)

Dans notre société actuelle, nous observons un engouement pour les émissions culinaires : Master Chef, Top Chef, un dîner presque parfait, … En même temps, plusieurs études montrent que de nombreuses ... [more ▼]

Dans notre société actuelle, nous observons un engouement pour les émissions culinaires : Master Chef, Top Chef, un dîner presque parfait, … En même temps, plusieurs études montrent que de nombreuses personnes ne mangent pas selon les recommandations actuelles. D’où un intérêt grandissant pour la compréhension des mécanismes liés aux préférences alimentaires : Que se passe-t-il quand un enfant a le choix entre plusieurs aliments ? Comment ces préférences alimentaires évoluent-elles à l’âge adulte ? Les mécanismes d’apprentissage social fournissent des réponses quant aux choix concernant la nourriture ; ceci comprend en particulier les parents et les médias qui véhiculent de l’information ou présentent de nouveaux modèles. Partant de là, nous discuterons de comment concilier nos préférences alimentaires avec un équilibre alimentaire, sans basculer dans une restriction alimentaire qui elle, risque d’affecter notre qualité de vie. [less ▲]

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See detailComportements à risque et maladies cardio-vasculaires. Comment infléchir le cours des choses?
Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg; Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg; André, Jean-François

Scientific conference (2014, April 01)

«Comportements à risques et maladies cardio-vasculaires, comment infléchir le cours des choses ?» Entre recommandations, croyances et attitudes des médecins, croyances, attitudes et vécu des patients ... [more ▼]

«Comportements à risques et maladies cardio-vasculaires, comment infléchir le cours des choses ?» Entre recommandations, croyances et attitudes des médecins, croyances, attitudes et vécu des patients, comment améliorer la prévention dans le domaine cardio-vasculaire ? [less ▲]

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See detailReliability and validity of the Quality of Life Systemic Inventory for Children (QLSI-C): Preliminary result of a modular assessment tool of quality of life using e-Health technologies
Toucheque, Malorie ULg; Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg

Poster (2014, March)

Objective: Use of generic versus specific tools in psychological assessment is a controversial issue. Generic instruments can be used to measure QOL for numerous chronic illnesses; however, they may not ... [more ▼]

Objective: Use of generic versus specific tools in psychological assessment is a controversial issue. Generic instruments can be used to measure QOL for numerous chronic illnesses; however, they may not be sensitive to particular aspects of the disease. Unfortunately, disease-specific measures cannot be used to compare results across diseases or conditions. The QLSI-C is an assessment tool that uses a modular approach developed to overcome these shortcomings. QLSI-C was devised as a generic scale to be integrated with disease specific modules. The purpose of this study is to report on reliability and validity of the QLSI-C generic scale and the cystic fibrosis (CF)-specific module. Methods: QLSI-C was administered to 20 children with CF and 20 healthy children (ages 8-12 years) in Belgium. Internal consistency was assessed using Cronbach’s coefficient. Validity of the QLSI-C was measured using the known-groups method, i.e., analysis of variance (ANOVA) to distinguish between healthy children and children with CF. To examine the validity of the QLSI-C, correlations were calculated between the generic scale and CF-specific module. Results: Internal consistency for the QLSI-C generic scale with the CF-specific module was good ( =.82). ANOVA results revealed a significant difference between CF and healthy children for the QOL score (p=.005), with higher average scores (i.e., lower QoL) for CF children (M=4.35) than healthy children (M=1.25). Correlations between QoL scores on the generic scale and CF-specific module demonstrated medium effect size (r=0.47; p=.04). Conclusions: To date, three specific modules are available for the QLSI-C: (1) cancer; (2) asthma; (3) cystic fibrosis. Originality of this tool is strengthened by use of e-Health technologies (i.e., iPad app for administering the QLSI-C). Satisfactory psychometric properties and state-of-the-art use of technology suggests that the QLSI-C has potential utility for use in clinical trials, research, and clinical practice. [less ▲]

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See detailAssessment using e-Health technologies in pediatric psychology: Developing an App on iPad for the Quality of Life Systemic Inventory for Children (QLSI-C)
Toucheque, Malorie ULg; Tilkin, Caroline; Dupuis, Gilles et al

Poster (2014, March)

Objective:Integration of e-Health technologies for purposes of both assessment and intervention has recently become an interest area in pediatric psychology. The purpose of this study is to present ... [more ▼]

Objective:Integration of e-Health technologies for purposes of both assessment and intervention has recently become an interest area in pediatric psychology. The purpose of this study is to present psychometric characteristics of a technology-based (i.e., iPad administration) approach for measuring quality of life (QoL) in children. Methods: Sample consisted of 80 children (8-12 years) recruited from elementary schools in Belgium. They completed the Quality of Life Systemic Inventory for Children (QLSI-C) twice over a two-week delay, in a crossover design that used paper and iPad-based modes of administration. QLSI-C takes a unique approach to assessing QoL relative to existing measures. Specifically, it considers QoL to be the difference (gap score) between the present situation (state score) and the child’s expectations (goal), weighted by the importance (rank) assigned for each life domain. Cronbach’s coefficient was computed to assess internal consistency for each of the four global scores (State, Goal, Gap, Rank). ANOVA was used to assess the equivalence of the new iPad and paper formats. Test-retest reliability was assessed using correlational analysis. Results: Alpha coefficients for the global scores were as follows: State (.87), Goal (.94), Gap (.72), and Rank (.79). ANOVA results indicate that main effects for group (p = 0.75) and time (p= 0.31) were not statistically significant, nor was the interaction effect (p = 0.86) for the QoL score (Gap). Correlations for the test-retest reliability of the 4 global scores ranged from .66 to .90. Conclusions: The iPad format of QLSI-C appears valid in comparison to the original paper format and test-retest stability for the iPad format is good. This technology approach to assessment is more attractive for children, decreases time for administration, and enhances the ease of scoring. Thus, these advantages might encourage both clinicians and researchers to consider using e-Health developments in assessment in pediatric psychology. [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 detailA French Translation of the Childhood Anxiety Sensitivity Index (CASI): Factor Structure, Reliability and Validity of This Scale in a Nonclinical Sample of Children
Stassart, Céline ULg; Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg

in Psychologica Belgica (2014)

Introduction: Anxiety sensitivity (AS) refers to the fear of anxiety-related sensations due to beliefs that these sensations will lead to catastrophic outcomes. AS plays a central role in the etiology and ... [more ▼]

Introduction: Anxiety sensitivity (AS) refers to the fear of anxiety-related sensations due to beliefs that these sensations will lead to catastrophic outcomes. AS plays a central role in the etiology and maintenance of anxiety disorders. From a clinical perspective, it therefore seems important to possess a valid scale to assess AS in children. Objective, Method: This study examines the factor structure, reliability, and validity of the French translation of the Childhood Anxiety Sensitivity Index (CASI) in 353 Belgian children (9 to 13 years). Result: Results show that AS can be adequately measured using the French version of the CASI and conceptualized as a hierarchical factor structure with four lower-order factors – Physical Concerns, Mental Incapacity Concerns, Social Concerns, and Losing Control Concerns – loading on a single higher-order factor, Anxiety Sensitivity. The reliability was acceptable for the total scale. Hierarchical multiple regressions show that the CASI makes a significant contribution in predicting anxiety. conclusion: The data support the relevance of the French CASI in the assessment of AS in nonclinical children. [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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