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Social support during childhood cancer treatment enhances quality of life at survival
Castellano Tejedor, Carmina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Psicologia Bàsica, Evolutiva i de l'Educació)
Pérez Campdepadrós, Marta (Ciutat Sanitària i Universitària Vall d'Hebron)
Capdevila Ortís, Lluís (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Psicologia Bàsica, Evolutiva i de l'Educació)
Sábado Álvarez, Constantino (Ciutat Sanitària i Universitària Vall d'Hebron)
Blasco Blasco, Tomás (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Psicologia Bàsica, Evolutiva i de l'Educació)

Additional title: El apoyo social durante el cáncer infantil favorece la calidad de vida en período de supervivencia
Date: 2015
Abstract: Background: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in cancer has been related to several protective and risk factors such as perceived social support (PSS) and coping. However, their effects on HRQoL once patients are in survivorship have not been fully described in pediatric samples. Objective: To describe and explore the relationship between HRQoL in survivorship and some factors (PSS, coping) present while active treatment. Methods: Cross-sectional study. Forty-one pediatric cancer survivors answered HRQoL measures referred to survivorship, as well as PSS and coping measures referred to treatment period. Results: The discriminant function obtained succeeds to correctly classify 78% of the sample. Survivors who showed high HRQoL were those who, in the hardest moment while hospitalization, perceived satisfactory emotion-al support (from nurses) and did not deploy a wide range of active coping resources to cope with stressful events (only social action coping strategy showed a significant relationship with HRQoL). Conclusions and implications: Considering these outcomes, educational and counseling interventions to strengthen patients' social networks and supportive relationships are recommended, specially, among health providers (nurses). These results highlight the importance of not overlooking oppor-tunities to address the emotional needs of patients while hospitalization, since a positive and endurable effect has been observed at survivorship.
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Published in: Anales de psicología, Vol. 31, núm. 3 (Enero 2015) , p. 808-817, ISSN 1695-2294

DOI: 10.6018/analesps.31.3.193571


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