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Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Oct;61(10):1891-4. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25037. Epub 2014 Mar 24.

Predictors of future health-related quality of life in survivors of adolescent cancer.

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  • 1From the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Memphis, School of Public Health, Memphis, Tennessee.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify characteristics associated with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among long-term survivors of adolescent cancer enrolled in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Thirty percent of survivors reported poor physical and/or mental HRQOL. Race/ethnicity, education, and head/neck disfigurement were significantly associated with poor mental HRQOL, while sex, age, household income, obesity, alkylating agents, pelvic radiation, head/neck or limb disfigurement, and walking with a limp were associated with poor physical HRQOL. Identification of high-risk adolescent cancer patients may facilitate timely intervention to attempt to minimize the impact of cancer and treatment on subsequent quality of life.

KEYWORDS:

adolescent cancer survivor; quality of life

PMID:
24664999
PMCID:
PMC4141009
DOI:
10.1002/pbc.25037
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