Anxiety among adolescent survivors of pediatric cancer Journal Article


Authors: McDonnell, G. A.; Salley, C. G.; Barnett, M.; DeRosa, A. P.; Werk, R. S.; Hourani, A.; Hoekstra, A. B.; Ford, J. S.
Article Title: Anxiety among adolescent survivors of pediatric cancer
Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this review was to synthesize current knowledge about anxiety among adolescent survivors of pediatric cancer and highlights areas for future research. Methods Systematic literature searches were conducted in five databases for articles published anytime before December 28, 2015. Manuscripts were reviewed by a team of six coders. Included manuscripts reported outcomes relevant to anxiety, worry, and post-traumatic stress in survivors of pediatric cancer (age at the time of study: 10–22 years) who were off treatment. Results Twenty-four articles met inclusion criteria. Included results were categorized into the following domains: post-traumatic stress, anxiety, cancer-related worry, and interventions. With the exception of post-traumatic stress, there was little research about anxiety in this population; however, studies generally indicated that adolescent survivors of pediatric cancer are at elevated risk for anxiety, post-traumatic stress symptoms, and cancer-related worry. Conclusions This review provides preliminary evidence that anxiety is a relevant, but understudied, psychosocial outcome for adolescent survivors of pediatric cancer. More research is needed to better understand the presentation of anxiety in this population, its effect on survivors' quality of life, and possible areas for intervention. © 2017 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
Keywords: adolescent; survivor; systematic review; anxiety; cancer
Journal Title: Journal of Adolescent Health
Volume: 61
Issue: 4
ISSN: 1054-139X
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2017-10-01
Start Page: 409
End Page: 423
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.04.004
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 28729145
PMCID: PMC5665366
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Notes: Review -- Export Date: 1 November 2017 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Jennifer S Ford
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  2. Antonio P DeRosa
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