Perceived social competency in children with brain tumors: comparison between children on and off therapy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Children with brain tumors are at risk for a number of cognitive, academic, and social difficulties as a consequence of their illness and its treatment. Of these, the least is known about social functioning, particularly over the course of the illness. Thirty children with brain tumors were evaluated using neurocognitive and psychological measures, including a measure of perceived competency. Results indicated that off-therapy brain tumor patients reported more concerns about their social competence than both a normative sample and children on treatment. Findings highlight the need for more research aimed at helping survivors cope with long-term stressors associated with their illness.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hardy, KK; Willard, VW; Watral, MA; Bonner, MJ

Published Date

  • May 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 156 - 163

PubMed ID

  • 20147514

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8457

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1043454209357918


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States