Maru E Barrera

Summary

Affiliation: The Hospital for Sick Children
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Parental perceptions of siblings' grieving after a childhood cancer death: a longitudinal study
    Maru Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Haematology Oncology Program, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Death Stud 37:25-46. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Differences in mothers' and fathers' health-related quality of life after pediatric SCT: a longitudinal study
    M Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Division of Hematology Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Bone Marrow Transplant 47:855-9. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Cognitive, educational, psychosocial adjustment and quality of life of children who survive hematopoietic SCT and their siblings
    M Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Population Health Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Bone Marrow Transplant 42:15-21. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Behavioral, social, and educational outcomes after pediatric stem cell transplantation and related factors
    Maru Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Division of Hematology Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer 115:880-9. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Longitudinal health-related quality of life outcomes and related factors after pediatric SCT
    M Barrera
    Department of Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Bone Marrow Transplant 44:249-56. 2009
  6. doi request reprint A group social skills intervention program for survivors of childhood brain tumors
    M Barrera
    Department of Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
    J Pediatr Psychol 34:1108-18. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Early parental adjustment and bereavement after childhood cancer death
    Maru Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Haematology Oncology Program, Child Health Evaluative Sciences Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Death Stud 33:497-520. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Sexual function in adolescent and young adult survivors of lower extremity bone tumors
    Maru Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Division of Hematology Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 55:1370-6. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Health related quality of life in adolescent and young adult survivors of lower extremity bone tumors
    Maru Barrera
    Department of Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 58:265-73. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Age differences in perceived social support by paediatric haematopoietic progenitor cell transplant patients: a longitudinal study
    M Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Program in Population Health Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Child Care Health Dev 34:19-24. 2008

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Parental perceptions of siblings' grieving after a childhood cancer death: a longitudinal study
    Maru Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Haematology Oncology Program, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Death Stud 37:25-46. 2013
    ..Over time, themes reflected stability and change...
  2. doi request reprint Differences in mothers' and fathers' health-related quality of life after pediatric SCT: a longitudinal study
    M Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Division of Hematology Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Bone Marrow Transplant 47:855-9. 2012
    ..These findings can guide comprehensive family-care interventions before, during and after pediatric SCT...
  3. doi request reprint Cognitive, educational, psychosocial adjustment and quality of life of children who survive hematopoietic SCT and their siblings
    M Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Population Health Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Bone Marrow Transplant 42:15-21. 2008
    ..Family and clinical factors were identified as critical for these outcomes...
  4. doi request reprint Behavioral, social, and educational outcomes after pediatric stem cell transplantation and related factors
    Maru Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Division of Hematology Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer 115:880-9. 2009
    ..The purpose of the current study was to investigate longitudinally children's behavioral and social competence outcomes up to 2 years after pediatric stem cell transplantation (SCT) and related factors...
  5. doi request reprint Longitudinal health-related quality of life outcomes and related factors after pediatric SCT
    M Barrera
    Department of Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Bone Marrow Transplant 44:249-56. 2009
    ..Older survivors whose mothers are younger and distressed, with lower education at SCT have compromised HRQOL compared to other survivors. This study has important implications for the care of SCT survivors and their families...
  6. doi request reprint A group social skills intervention program for survivors of childhood brain tumors
    M Barrera
    Department of Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
    J Pediatr Psychol 34:1108-18. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and preliminary outcomes of a social skills group intervention program for child brain tumor survivors...
  7. doi request reprint Early parental adjustment and bereavement after childhood cancer death
    Maru Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Haematology Oncology Program, Child Health Evaluative Sciences Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Death Stud 33:497-520. 2009
    ..Domains are illustrated by quotes. Profiles of parental bereavement emerged...
  8. doi request reprint Sexual function in adolescent and young adult survivors of lower extremity bone tumors
    Maru Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Division of Hematology Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 55:1370-6. 2010
    ..This study investigated sexual functioning in adolescent and young adult survivors of lower limb bone tumors, in relation to surgical treatments, gender differences, depressive symptoms, global self worth, and physical disability...
  9. doi request reprint Health related quality of life in adolescent and young adult survivors of lower extremity bone tumors
    Maru Barrera
    Department of Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 58:265-73. 2012
    ..This study investigated HRQOL and physical disability in adolescent and young adult survivors of lower extremity bone tumors as a function of type of surgical intervention, gender, and age at assessment...
  10. doi request reprint Age differences in perceived social support by paediatric haematopoietic progenitor cell transplant patients: a longitudinal study
    M Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Program in Population Health Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Child Care Health Dev 34:19-24. 2008
    ..To describe longitudinally different sources of perceived social support by children and adolescents who undergo haematopoietic progenitor cell transplant (HPCT)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing depressive symptoms of children treated for a brain tumor
    M Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Hematology Oncology Program, Population Health Sciences, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Psychosoc Oncol 26:1-16. 2008
    ..To examine depressive symptoms in children treated for a brain tumor and related clinical, demographic and personal factors...
  12. ncbi request reprint Factors related to changes in cognitive, educational and visual motor integration in children who undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplant
    Maru Barrera
    Department of Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8, Canada
    J Pediatr Psychol 33:536-46. 2008
    ..Investigate cognitive, educational, and perceptual motor skills up to 2 years posttransplant of pediatric hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation (HPCT) survivors and their correlates...
  13. ncbi request reprint The effects of interactive music therapy on hospitalized children with cancer: a pilot study
    Maru E Barrera
    Department of Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Psychooncology 11:379-88. 2002
    ..This pilot study is a preliminary exploration of the effectiveness of interactive music therapy in reducing anxiety and increasing the comfort of hospitalized children with cancer...
  14. ncbi request reprint The role of emotional social support in the psychological adjustment of siblings of children with cancer
    M Barrera
    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    Child Care Health Dev 30:103-11. 2004
    ..Siblings of children with cancer are at risk for reduced emotional support. The role of emotional social support in the psychological adjustment of siblings of paediatric cancer patients was examined, in the context of age and gender...
  15. ncbi request reprint Educational and social late effects of childhood cancer and related clinical, personal, and familial characteristics
    Maru Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Haematology Oncology Program, Population Health Sciences, Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer 104:1751-60. 2005
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  16. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life of children and adolescents prior to hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation: diagnosis and age effects
    Maru Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Program in Population Health Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 47:320-6. 2006
    ..This study examined the HRQOL of children scheduled for HPCT, the effects of diagnosis and age on HRQOL, and the convergent validity of one generic and two disease-specific measures of HRQOL...
  17. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and enrollment in phase 1 trials in children with incurable cancer
    Maru Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Haematology Oncology Program, Population Health Sciences, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Palliat Support Care 3:191-6. 2005
    ..To investigate health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children eligible for Phase 1 trials and the reasons why families consider participating in these trials...
  18. ncbi request reprint Support and intervention groups for adolescents with cancer in two Ontario communities
    Maru Barrera
    Department of Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer 107:1680-5. 2006
    ..Informal feedback from participants and parents suggest positive effects. These distinct and unique programs continue to evolve, as they address the unique psychosocial needs of adolescents and young adults in urban and rural areas...
  19. ncbi request reprint Patterns of parental bereavement following the loss of a child and related factors
    Maru Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    Omega (Westport) 55:145-67. 2007
    ..These findings illustrate differential patterns of parental bereavement and related factors, information that has important implications for identifying at-risk parents for complicated bereavement...
  20. ncbi request reprint The Gap Study (GapS) interview--developing a process to determine the meaning and determinants of quality of life in children with arthritis and rheumatic disease
    G W K Gong
    Division of Rheumatology, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, and Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 25:486-93. 2007
    ..We performed this study to develop items and methods for measuring and valuing these gaps in order to better determine individual QOL for children with rheumatic diseases...
  21. ncbi request reprint Brief clinical report: procedural pain and anxiety management with mother and sibling as co-therapists
    M Barrera
    Department of Psychology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pediatr Psychol 25:117-21. 2000
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