Psychosocial Assessment as a Standard of Care in Pediatric Cancer

Anne E. Kazak, Annah N. Abrams, Jaime Banks, Jennifer Christofferson, Stephen Didonato, Martha A. Grootenhuis, Marianne Kabour, Avi Madan-Swain, Sunita K. Patel, Sima Zadeh, Mary Jo Kupst

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This paper presents the evidence for a standard of care for psychosocial assessment in pediatric cancer. An interdisciplinary group of investigators utilized EBSCO, PubMed, PsycINFO, Ovid, and Google Scholar search databases, focusing on five areas: youth/family psychosocial adjustment, family resources, family/social support, previous history/premorbid functioning, and family structure/function. Descriptive quantitative studies, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses (n=149) were reviewed and evaluated using grading of recommendations, assessment development, and evaluation (GRADE) criteria. There is high quality evidence to support a strong recommendation for multifaceted, systematic assessments of psychosocial health care needs of youth with cancer and their families as a standard of care in pediatric oncology.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)S426-S459
TijdschriftPediatric Blood and Cancer
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 dec. 2015
Extern gepubliceerdJa


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