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Health-related quality of life in adolescents and young adults with cancer who received radiation therapy: a scoping review.

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Corrigan, KL; Reeve, BB; Salsman, JM; Siembida, EJ; Andring, LM; Geng, Y; Kouzy, R; Livingston, JA; Peterson, SK; Bishop, AJ; Smith, GL ...
Published in: Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
March 2023

Radiation therapy (RT) is a critical component of treatment for adolescents and young adults (AYAs, age 15-39 years old) diagnosed with cancer. Limited prior studies have focused on AYAs receiving RT despite the potentially burdensome effects of RT. We reviewed the literature to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in AYAs with cancer who received RT.The MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Web of Science databases were searched in January 2022 to identify studies that analyzed HRQOL measured by patient-reported outcomes in AYAs who received RT. After title (n = 286) and abstract (n = 58) screening and full-text review (n = 19), articles that met eligibility criteria were analyzed.Six studies were analyzed. Two studies included AYAs actively receiving treatment and all included patients in survivorship; time between diagnosis and HRQOL data collection ranged from 3 to > 20 years. Physical and mental health were commonly assessed (6/6 studies) with social health assessed in three studies. AYA-relevant HRQOL needs were rarely assessed: fertility (1/6 studies), financial hardship (1/6), body image (0/6), spirituality (0/6), and sexual health (0/6). No study compared HRQOL between patients actively receiving RT and those post-treatment. None of the studies collected HRQOL data longitudinally.HRQOL data in AYAs receiving RT is limited. Future studies examining longitudinal, clinician- vs. patient-reported, and AYA-relevant HRQOL are needed to better understand the unique needs in this population.

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Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

DOI

EISSN

1433-7339

ISSN

0941-4355

Publication Date

March 2023

Volume

31

Issue

4

Start / End Page

230

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Survivorship
  • Quality of Life
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures
  • Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • Neoplasms
  • Mental Health
  • Humans
  • Adult
  • Adolescent
 

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Corrigan, K. L., Reeve, B. B., Salsman, J. M., Siembida, E. J., Andring, L. M., Geng, Y., … Roth, M. (2023). Health-related quality of life in adolescents and young adults with cancer who received radiation therapy: a scoping review. Supportive Care in Cancer : Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 31(4), 230. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-023-07682-x
Corrigan, Kelsey L., Bryce B. Reeve, John M. Salsman, Elizabeth J. Siembida, Lauren M. Andring, Yimin Geng, Ramez Kouzy, et al. “Health-related quality of life in adolescents and young adults with cancer who received radiation therapy: a scoping review.Supportive Care in Cancer : Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 31, no. 4 (March 2023): 230. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-023-07682-x.
Corrigan KL, Reeve BB, Salsman JM, Siembida EJ, Andring LM, Geng Y, et al. Health-related quality of life in adolescents and young adults with cancer who received radiation therapy: a scoping review. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. 2023 Mar;31(4):230.
Corrigan, Kelsey L., et al. “Health-related quality of life in adolescents and young adults with cancer who received radiation therapy: a scoping review.Supportive Care in Cancer : Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 31, no. 4, Mar. 2023, p. 230. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s00520-023-07682-x.
Corrigan KL, Reeve BB, Salsman JM, Siembida EJ, Andring LM, Geng Y, Kouzy R, Livingston JA, Peterson SK, Bishop AJ, Smith GL, Gunther JR, Parsons SK, Roth M. Health-related quality of life in adolescents and young adults with cancer who received radiation therapy: a scoping review. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. 2023 Mar;31(4):230.
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Published In

Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

DOI

EISSN

1433-7339

ISSN

0941-4355

Publication Date

March 2023

Volume

31

Issue

4

Start / End Page

230

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Survivorship
  • Quality of Life
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures
  • Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • Neoplasms
  • Mental Health
  • Humans
  • Adult
  • Adolescent