The Quality of Life of Children with Advanced Cancer: The Perspective of Children and Parents

Title

The Quality of Life of Children with Advanced Cancer: The Perspective of Children and Parents

Creator

Avoine-Blondin J; Fasse L; Lopez C; Daoust L; Humbert N; Duval M; Sultan S

Publisher

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Date

2018

Subject

advanced cancer; child; conference abstract; human; interdisciplinary communication; oncology; palliative therapy; physical well-being; pleasure; qualitative research; quality of life assessment; semi structured interview; thematic analysis

Description

Objective: Quality of Life (QoL) is the core of pediatric palliative care (PPC). The evaluation of QoL allows the adjustment of patient care. However, it remains difficult for clinicians to measure it in this population because there is very little empirical data on this topic. In order to identify dimensions of QoL in this context, we have, in a previous study, interviewed professionals who accompanied children with advanced cancer. The results highlighted the traditional dimensions of physical, psychological and social well-being, as well as original dimensions such as pleasure and the present moment. However, to provide an effective understanding of QoL, it is essential to capture the perspective of children and parents. This study aims to describe the QoL in the context of PPC in oncology according to children's and parents' the representations.

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Citation List Month

Oncology 2019 List

Collection

Citation

Avoine-Blondin J; Fasse L; Lopez C; Daoust L; Humbert N; Duval M; Sultan S, “The Quality of Life of Children with Advanced Cancer: The Perspective of Children and Parents,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 2, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16930.

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