Predisposing Factors to the Quality of Life of Childhood Cancer Survivors

Oi Kwan Joyce Chung, Ho Cheung William Li, Sau Ying Chiu, Violeta Lopez

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the predisposing factors to the quality of life of Hong Kong Chinese childhood cancer survivors. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 153 survivors (9-16 years of age) during follow-up at the oncology outpatient clinic. The study found that depressive symptoms are a strong predictor of quality of life in childhood cancer survivors and that systematic screening of this population is important. It is essential for health care professionals to develop, plan, and evaluate interventions with the aim of alleviating depressive symptoms for childhood cancer survivors so as to enhance their quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-220
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • childhood cancer
  • depression
  • quality of life
  • survivors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Oncology(nursing)

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