hig.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-cite-them-right
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • sv-SE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • de-DE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Positive and negative consequences of childhood cancer influencing the lives of young adults
Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology, Ämnesavdelningen för vårdvetenskap. Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
Department of Women and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University Children's Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
Show others and affiliations
2009 (English)In: European Journal of Oncology Nursing, ISSN 1462-3889, E-ISSN 1532-2122, Vol. 13, no 3, p. 164-170Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to describe how young adults who have survived childhood cancer consider their present life to be influenced by the cancer experience. A cohort of 246 long-term survivors were approached a median of 16 years after diagnosis. Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted based on the Swedish version of the Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life-Direct Weighting (SEIQoL-DW). Interviews were analysed using content analyses. When asked if cancer negatively or positively currently affected their lives, 68% reported at least one negative consequence and 53% at least one positive consequence. The most frequently reported negative consequences include a variety of physical impairments and limitations in participating in activities; positive consequences describe a more positive view of life and of self. Women more often than men reported negative psychological impact, a changed body appearance and positive interaction with others. CNS tumours and combined treatment were somewhat associated to a higher extent of negative consequences. Overall, the results indicate that long-term survivors of childhood cancer are getting along quite well despite shortcomings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 13, no 3, p. 164-170
Keyword [en]
Adolescent; Content analysis; Interview; Long-term; Paediatric malignancies; Quality of life; SEIQoL-DW; Survivors
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-1688DOI: 10.1016/j.ejon.2008.05.009ISI: 000269426000005PubMedID: 18842454Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-67849121211OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-1688DiVA, id: diva2:118350
Available from: 2008-05-12 Created: 2008-05-12 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopus

Authority records BETA

Lampic, Claudia

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Lampic, Claudia
By organisation
Ämnesavdelningen för vårdvetenskap
In the same journal
European Journal of Oncology Nursing
Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 48 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-cite-them-right
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • sv-SE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • de-DE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf