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approach was used to examine longitudinal changes in parent ratings of social competence, social problems, and withdrawn/depressed behaviors with demographic and treatment factors as covariates.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..View full abstract
Awarded by National Cancer Institute
Awarded by NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
Supported in part by Cancer Center Support Grant No. P30-CA21765 from the National Cancer Institute, the Noyes Brain Tumor Foundation, Musicians Against Childhood Cancer, and by the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities.