The late psychosocial consequences of childhood cancer

Ida Marie (Ki) Moore, Martin E. Glasser, Arthur R. Ablin

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As more children survive childhood cancer, the long-term emotional sequelae of the disease and its therapy become of considerable importance. This study investigated the overall psychosocial functioning and specific concerns of 36 children who were long-term survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia or a solid tumor that did not involve the central nervous system. Findings from the Deasy-Spinetta Behavioral Questionnaire reveal that children treated for leukemia were functioning at a level below school peers. Differences between parent and teacher appraisal of the cancer survivor underscore the importance of ongoing communication. Finally, the results indicate a possible relationship between cognitive and emotional problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-158
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of pediatric nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics


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