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Measures and Methods for Symptom and Symptom Cluster Assessment in Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer Seminars in Oncology Nursing




Objectives: To provide an overview of resources for measuring symptoms and symptom clusters in adolescents

and young adults (AYAs) with cancer and to examine methodological strategies for evaluating symptom


Data Sources: Published research articles and clinical experience

Conclusion: Limited research has addressed symptoms and symptom clusters in AYAs with cancer. Reliable,

valid, and developmentally appropriate measures are needed to advance this area of research.

Implications for Nursing Practice: Use of mobile technology and mixed qualitative and quantitative methods to

understand AYAsa?? experience of symptoms and symptom clusters could enhance symptom awareness and the

evidence base for practice

Author List

Linder, L., Ameringer, S., Baggott, C., Erickson, J., Macpherson, C., Rodgers, C.


Jeanne M. Erickson PhD, RN Associate Professor in the College of Nursing department at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee