Mothers who undergo mental trauma because of their child’s cancer can cope well if provided timely intervention. This was reported at the 42nd Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology, concluded recently.

Researchers at both University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital and Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center of Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach in California said mothers of newly diagnosed patients showed decreased stress level soon and were even able to sustain that after getting Problem-Solving Skills Training, an intervention plan.

The random trial conducted through the Psychosocial Adaptation to Childhood Cancer Research Consortium, found that the stress level of mothers who received the intervention decreased to an impressive level three months after their child’s initial diagnosis.

The study also showed Spanish speaking mothers responded well to the intervention than their English-speaking and Arabic-speaking counterparts.

Authors of the study in a statement said this new certified intervention has proven to be more effective in long term compared to other psychological methods.