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Incidence and Predictors of Mental Health Outcomes Among Survivors of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer: A Population-Based Study Using the IMPACT Cohort.

Riddhita De, Rinku Sutradhar, Paul Kurdyak, Suriya Aktar, Jason D Pole, Nancy Baxter, Paul C Nathan, Sumit Gupta

Journal of Clinical Oncology | Published : 2021

Abstract

PURPOSE: Risk and predictors of long-term mental health outcomes in survivors of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancers are poorly characterized. Mental health is consequently neglected in long-term follow-up. METHODS: We identified all AYA in Ontario, Canada age 15-21 years when diagnosed with one of six common cancers between 1992-2012 using a population-based database, and compared them with matched controls. Linkage to provincial healthcare data allowed analysis of rates of outpatient (family physician and psychiatrist) visits for psychiatric indications and time to severe psychiatric events (emergency room visit, hospitalization, and suicide). Demographic-, disease-, and treatment-rel..

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