A cross-sectional survey exploring supportive care needs among children and adolescents undergoing treatment for cancer
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Evaluate the extent to which pediatric oncology patients and their families experience issues related to education, communication, psychosocial needs, nutrition, side effects, physical activity levels, and concerns about potential long-term effects of cancer treatment in a culturally diverse urban hospital. Identify key needs faced by pediatric oncology patients and their families that a supportive care program can help to address. Assess the likely usage of a supportive care program in an urban, culturally diverse pediatric oncology patient population. Assess demographic factors that may influence a pediatric oncology population's usage of a supportive care program. Identify potential areas for collaboration between public health and clinical practitioners.
Keyword(s): Cancer, Alternative Medicine/Therapies
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Elena J. Ladas, PhD, RD, Director of the Center for Comprehensive Wellness (CCW)within Columbia University Medical Center's Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation, has provided guidance on integrative therapies to individuals with cancer for more than 13 years. She has authored numerous articles, lectured nationally and internationally on nutrition and integrative medicine, and co-authored the book, "Integrative Strategies for Cancer Patients: A Practical Resource for Managing the Side Effects of Cancer Therapy" (World Scientific, 2012).
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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