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Type: Journal article
Title: Survivors of childhood cancer in South Australia attending a late-effects clinic: a descriptive report of psychological, cognitive, and academic late-effects
Author: Roberts, R.
Robins, T.
Gannoni, A.
Tapp, H.
Citation: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 2014; 32(2):152-166
Publisher: Routledge
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 0734-7332
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Rachel M. Roberts, Tamara Robins, Anne F. Gannoni & Heather Tapp
Abstract: This study provides a description of psychological late effects among a heterogeneous cohort of pediatric cancer survivors (N = 70) attending the South Australian Late-effects Clinic. Survivors reported more problems on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire and the Child Behavior Checklist compared to normative data but no differences in Sluggish Cognitive Tempo scores. Forty-six percent of the sample reported school difficulties, and 12% of the sample age older than 15 reported smoking. Late-effects clinics should continue to monitor psychological well-being and health behaviors. Further research is recommended to determine whether sluggish cognitive tempo is a useful concept for the assessment of survivors.
Keywords: late effects; survivors; oncology; cancer; psychological problems; sluggish cognitive tempo
Rights: © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
RMID: 0030011170
DOI: 10.1080/07347332.2013.873998
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