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Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Jun;60(6):905-10. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24372. Epub 2012 Oct 25.

Health promotion for adolescent childhood leukemia survivors: building on prevention science and ehealth.

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  • 1Division of Health Promotion & Sports Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA. elliotd@ohsu.edu

Abstract

Teenage survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have increased morbidity likely due to their prior multicomponent treatment. Habits established in adolescence can impact individuals' subsequent adult behaviors. Accordingly, healthy lifestyles, avoiding harmful actions, and appropriate disease surveillance are of heightened importance among teenage survivors. We review the findings from prevention science and their relevance to heath promotion. The capabilities and current uses of eHealth components including e-learning, serious video games, exergaming, behavior tracking, individual messaging, and social networking are briefly presented. The health promotion needs of adolescent survivors are aligned with those eHealth aspects to propose a new paradigm to enhance the wellbeing of adolescent ALL survivors.

Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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