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Providing Children and Adolescents Opportunities for Social Interaction as a Standard of Care in Pediatric Oncology. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015 Dec;62 Suppl 5:S724-49

Date

12/25/2015

Pubmed ID

26700923

DOI

10.1002/pbc.25774

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84952644613   24 Citations

Abstract

Experiences with peers constitute an important aspect of socialization, and children and adolescents with cancer may experience reduced social interaction due to treatment. A literature review was conducted to investigate the evidence to support a standard of care evaluating these experiences. Sixty-four articles were reviewed using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) criteria. Moderate quality of evidence suggest that social interaction can be beneficial to increase knowledge, decrease isolation, and improve adjustment and constitute an important, unmet need. The evidence supports a strong recommendation for youth with cancer to be provided opportunities for social interaction following a careful assessment of their unique characteristics and preferences.

Author List

Christiansen HL, Bingen K, Hoag JA, Karst JS, Velázquez-Martin B, Barakat LP

Authors

Kristin M. Bingen PhD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Jennifer A. Hoag PhD Associate Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Jeffrey S. Karst PhD Assistant Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Child
Humans
Medical Oncology
Neoplasms
Pediatrics
Psychology
Social Support
Socialization
Standard of Care
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