Social functioning in survivors of pediatric brain tumors: Contribution of neurocognitive and social-cognitive skills


Journal Article

© 2017 Taylor & Francis. This study assessed neurocognitive and social-cognitive skills in survivors of pediatric brain tumors, and evaluated their combined contribution to social outcomes. Survivors (N = 10) and typically developing children (N = 41), aged 8–16, completed measures of neurocognitive and social-cognitive skills, and social functioning/adjustment. Survivors demonstrated difficulties across domains as compared to typically developing children. Hierarchical regression analyses with the combined sample suggested that the combination of neurocognitive and social-cognitive skills accounted for over half of the variance in parent-reported social functioning. Inattentive symptoms and recognition of child faces were significantly associated with social outcomes. Increasing our understanding of social outcomes in survivors is critical to the creation of targeted interventions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Willard, VW; Allen, TM; Hardy, KK; Bonner, MJ

Published Date

  • April 3, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 181 - 195

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-6888

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0273-9615

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/02739615.2015.1124769

Citation Source

  • Scopus