Journal article

Parent-Reported Social Outcomes After Treatment for Pediatric Embryonal Tumors: A Prospective Longitudinal Study

Tara M Brinkman, Shawna L Palmer, Si Chen, Hui Zhang, Karen Evankovich, Michelle A Swain, Melanie J Bonner, Laura Janzen, Sarah Knight, Carol L Armstrong, Robyn Boyle, Amar Gajjar

Journal of Clinical Oncology | AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY | Published : 2012


PURPOSE: To examine longitudinal parent-reported social outcomes for children treated for pediatric embryonal brain tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients (N=220) were enrolled onto a multisite clinical treatment protocol. Parents completed the Child Behavior Checklist/6-18 at the time of their child's diagnosis and yearly thereafter. A generalized linear mixed effects model regression approach was used to examine longitudinal changes in parent ratings of social competence, social problems, and withdrawn/depressed behaviors with demographic and treatment factors as covariates. RESULTS: During the 5-year period following diagnosis and treatment, few patients were reported to have clinically e..

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