geoscience.net logo
+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Education, employment, insurance, and marital status among 694 survivors of pediatric lower extremity bone tumors: a report from the childhood cancer survivor study


, : Education, employment, insurance, and marital status among 694 survivors of pediatric lower extremity bone tumors: a report from the childhood cancer survivor study. Cancer 97(10): 2554-2564

BACKGROUND. With increasing numbers of childhood cancer survivors, direct sequelae of cancer therapy and psychosocial outcomes are becoming more important. The authors described psychosocial outcomes (education, employment, health insurance, and marriage) for survivors of pediatric lower extremity bone tumors. METHODS. The long-term follow-up study of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study is a multiinstitutional cohort study comprising 14,054 individuals who have survived for 5 or more years after treatment for cancer diagnosed during childhood or adolescence. Baseline demographic and medical information were obtained. Six hundred ninety-four survivors had osteosarcoma or Ewing sarcoma of the lower extremity or pelvis and were classified by amputation status and by age at diagnosis. The median age at diagnosis was 14 years old with a median of 16 years of follow up since diagnosis. Demographic characteristics were used to analyze the rates of psychosocial outcomes. RESULTS. Amputation status and age at diagnosis did not significantly influence any of the measured psychosocial outcomes. Education was a significant positive predictor of employment, having health insurance, and being currently in their first marriage. Male gender predicted ever being employed and female gender predicted having health insurance and marriage. When compared with siblings, amputees had significant deficits in education, employment, and health insurance. CONCLUSIONS. Overall, no differences between amputees and nonamputees were found. However, gender and education play a prominent role. When compared with siblings, amputees in this cohort may benefit from additional supports.

US$19.90

PMID: 12733155

DOI: 10.1002/cncr.11363


Other references

Zhang, F.; Qin, Z.; Kong, L.; Zhao, Y.; Liu, Y.; Li, Y., 2016: Metal/Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO)-Controlled Chemoselective Cycloisomerization of (o-Alkynyl)phenyl Enaminones: Synthesis of α-Naphthylamines and Indeno[1,2-c]pyrrolones. NlmCategory="UNASSIGNED">Synthetic methods involving chemoselective tandem reactions for the synthesis of α-naphthylamines and indeno[1,2-c]pyrrolones starting from (o-aklynyl)phenyl enaminones are described. When reactions were carr...

Kullmann, E., 1969: Soziales Verhalten bei Spinnen. Ber-med. Ges. WYzb: 48-59

Park, K-Jin.; Jeon, S.Soo.; Han, D.Hyun.; Lee, S-Youn., 2012: Clinical and metabolic evaluation of Korean patients with urolithiasis. The purpose of the present study was to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of clinical and metabolic factors in order to determine the characteristics of urolithiasis in a Korean population, compared with other ethnic groups. In addition, clinical...

Grossman, W., 1990: Diastolic dysfunction and congestive heart failure. Diastolic heart failure is characterized by increased resistance to diastolic filling of one or both cardiac ventricles. Although some degree of diastolic failure exists in most patients presenting clinically with heart failure, a substantial subs...

Gómez-Reyes, Ángela.M.; Fajardo-Rodríguez, H.A., 2015: Patients being transported by civil airline companies. Colombian aviation operations began in 1919; however, no knowledge is currently available concerning medical air transport in the country. This study involved local companies in Bogota which provided air medical transfer for patients from 2005 to...

Thomas, C.; Kveraga, K.; Huberle, E.; Karnath, H-Otto.; Bar, M., 2012: Enabling global processing in simultanagnosia by psychophysical biasing of visual pathways. A fundamental aspect of visual cognition is our disposition to see the ‘forest before the trees’. However, damage to the posterior parietal cortex, a critical brain region along the dorsal visual pathway, can produce a neurological dis...

Snetkov, V.A.; Thomas, G.D.; Teague, B.; Leach, R.M.; Shaifta, Y.; Knock, G.A.; Aaronson, P.I.; Ward, J.P.T., 2007: Low concentrations of sphingosylphosphorylcholine enhance pulmonary artery vasoreactivity: the role of protein kinase C delta and Ca2+ entry. Sphingosylphosphorylcholine (SPC) is a powerful vasoconstrictor, but in vitro its EC(50) is approximately 100-fold more than plasma concentrations. We examined whether subcontractile concentrations of SPC (<or=1 micromol/L) modulated vasoreacti...

de Groot, H.; Mulder, W.M.C., 2011: Clinical practice: drug desensitization in children. Immediate type allergic reactions to medication are potentially life threatening and can hamper drug therapy of several medical conditions. Exact incidence and prevalence data for these reactions in children are lacking. If no alternative drug tre...

Wei, N.; Pang, M.Yc.; Ng, S.Sm.; Ng, G.Yf., 2016: Optimal frequency/time combination of whole-body vibration training for improving muscle size and strength of people with age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia): A randomized controlled trial. To determine the optimal combination of frequency and exposure time of a whole-body vibration (WBV) training program for improving muscle performance of older people with age-related muscle loss. A total of 80 community-dwelling older adults with...

Clemente, R.; Walker, D.J.; Pardo, T.; Martínez-Fernández, D.; Bernal, M.Pilar., 2012: The use of a halophytic plant species and organic amendments for the remediation of a trace elements-contaminated soil under semi-arid conditions. The halophytic shrub Atriplex halimus L. was used in a field phytoremediation experiment in a semi-arid area highly contaminated by trace elements (As, Cd, Cu, Mn, Pb and Zn) within the Sierra Minera of La Unión-Cartagena (SE Spain). The effects...