Psychosocial Follow-Up in Survivorship as a Standard of Care in Pediatric Oncology.

TitlePsychosocial Follow-Up in Survivorship as a Standard of Care in Pediatric Oncology.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsE Lown A, Phillips F, Schwartz LA, Rosenberg AR, Jones B
JournalPediatr Blood Cancer
Volume62 Suppl 5
PaginationS531-601
Date Published2015 Dec
ISSN1545-5017
Abstract

Childhood cancer survivors (CCS) have a high risk of medical late effects following cancer therapy. Psychosocial late effects are less often recognized. Many CCS do not receive long-term follow-up (LTFU) care, and those who do are rarely screened for psychosocial late effects. An interdisciplinary team conducted a systematic review of qualitative and quantitative studies to assess social, educational, vocational, psychological, and behavioral outcomes along with factors related to receipt of LTFU care. We propose that psychosocial screening be considered a standard of care in long-term follow-up care and that education be provided to promote the use LTFU care starting early in the treatment trajectory.

DOI10.1002/pbc.25783
Alternate JournalPediatr Blood Cancer
PubMed ID26700918