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Predictors of future health-related quality of life in survivors of adolescent cancer
Article first published online: 24 MAR 2014
© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Volume 61, Issue 10, pages 1891–1894, October 2014
How to Cite
Nolan, V. G., Krull, K. R., Gurney, J. G., Leisenring, W., Robison, L. L. and Ness, K. K. (2014), Predictors of future health-related quality of life in survivors of adolescent cancer. Pediatr. Blood Cancer, 61: 1891–1894. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25037
- Issue published online: 19 AUG 2014
- Article first published online: 24 MAR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Received: 18 NOV 2013
- National Cancer Institute. Grant Number: CA55727
- Cancer Center Support (CORE). Grant Number: CA 21765
- adolescent cancer survivor;
- quality of life
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. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2014; 61:1891–1894. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.