Health behaviors of childhood cancer survivors: What we've learned Journal Article


Authors: Ford, J. S.; Ostroff, J. S.
Article Title: Health behaviors of childhood cancer survivors: What we've learned
Abstract: There has been a dramatic increase in the number of childhood cancer survivors due to improved cancer treatments. However, these survivors are at risk for numerous late-effects as a result of their cancer therapy. Engaging in health-protective behaviors and limiting risky health behaviors are vitally important for survivors given their increased risks and physical late-effects. For this paper, we systematically reviewed the literature on childhood cancer survivors' health behaviors by searching for published data and conference proceedings using computerized databases and references, and summarized these results. We examined the literature describing the prevalence of a variety of health behaviors among survivors, identifying significant covariates, and describing health behavior interventions. Finally, we provided research recommendations and discussed an ongoing study designed to address some of the limitations in the existing literature. The research to date is limited and recommendations for future studies are outlined. © Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006.
Keywords: child; review; follow up; prevalence; exercise; health behavior; smoking; information retrieval; cancer therapy; childhood cancer; high risk patient; cancer survivor; risk assessment; diet; systematic review; long term care; outcomes research; health promotion; dietary intake; alcohol consumption; risk reduction; child psychology; lifestyle; sun protection; health behaviors; cancer survivors; alcohol use; tobacco use; pediatric cancer; child health care; high risk behavior; pediatric psychology; child nutrition
Journal Title: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
ISSN: 1068-9583
Publisher: Springer  
Date Published: 2006-06-01
Start Page: 144
End Page: 160
Language: English
DOI: 10.1007/s10880-006-9014-y
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: --- - "Cited By (since 1996): 4" - "Export Date: 4 June 2012" - "CODEN: JLPSE" - "Source: Scopus"
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  1. Jamie S Ostroff
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  2. Jennifer S Ford
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