Piloting a Survivorship Screening Tool in a Specialty Clinic for Survivors of Childhood Cancers

Allison P. Fisher*, Katy Wortman, Karen Kinahan, Sheetal Mehta Kircher, Frank J Penedo, Christine Weldon, Aarati Didwania, Sofia F. Garcia

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Abstract

We piloted a patient-reported screener in a clinic for survivors of childhood cancers to facilitate detection of late effects, psychosocial needs, and distress. The mean number of patient-reported survivorship concerns endorsed per patient was 3.2; most frequent were difficulties with body weight, sleep, work/school, and fertility. Few individuals reported clinically significant distress or fear of recurrence. Electronic health record data produced an average of 2.3 late effects. Administration of a brief screener was effective in identifying additional current medical and psychosocial care needs among adult survivors of childhood cancers in a survivorship clinic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-421
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of adolescent and young adult oncology
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020

Keywords

  • childhood cancer
  • health-related quality of life
  • late effects
  • psychosocial
  • survivorship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology

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