Developing a measure of health outcomes in survivors of childhood cancer: A review of the issues

Meriel E.M. Jenney, Robert L Kane, Nicole Lurie

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Abstract

The success of treatment for childhood cancer has prompted greater attention to issues of quality of life for the survivors. Work on health‐related quality of life has proceeded faster for adults than for children. This paper reviews the results of such work for adults and points to the potential for applications in children. Specific problems in adapting measures and in interpreting the results in the context of a child's development are discussed. An approach to the assessment of the health‐related quality of life for survivors of childhood cancer is proposed. © 1995 Wi1ey‐Liss Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-153
Number of pages9
JournalMedical and Pediatric Oncology
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1995

Keywords

  • childhood cancer
  • health status
  • survivors

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