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Does age matter? Comparing post-treatment psychosocial outcomes in young adult and older adult cancer survivors with their cancer-free peers

TitleDoes age matter? Comparing post-treatment psychosocial outcomes in young adult and older adult cancer survivors with their cancer-free peers
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsLang, M. J., Giese-Davis J., Patten S. B., and Campbell D. J. T.
JournalPsycho-Oncology
Volume27
Pages1404 - 1411
Abstract

{Objective Adolescents and young adult cancer survivors (AYA) are a unique subpopulation with high levels of distress and unmet need. To date, studies have not disentangled distress due to developmental life stage from distress due to cancer survivorship. This population-based study allowed a direct comparison between AYA cancer survivors, older adult (OA) cancer survivors, and their cancer-free peers. Methods We combined 4 annual cycles of the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS, 2007-2010) to obtain a final sample of 239,316 respondents. We dichotomized the total sample into AYA (15-39 years

URLhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/pon.4490
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