Qual Life Res (2018) 27:529–537 DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1716-0 Health-related quality of life and psychological distress in young adult survivors of childhood cancer and their association with treatment, education, and demographic factors 1 2,3 4 5 Janne F. Halvorsen · Anne Mari Sund · Lonnie Zeltzer · Marian Ådnanes · 6 7 8,9 1 Heidi Jensberg · Terje A. Eikemo · Bendik Lund · Odin Hjemdal · 1,2 Trude Reinfjell Accepted: 5 October 2017 / Published online: 31 October 2017 © The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract and the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-10 (HSCL-10) as a Purpose This study investigated health-related quality of measure of HRQOL and distress, respectively. life (HRQOL) and psychological distress among young adult Results Survivors reported HRQOL at the same level as (YA) survivors of childhood cancer and the association of controls, except for poorer physical functioning. Survivors these measures with treatment, education, and demographic in general, and female survivors specifically, had higher odds factors ≥ 5 years post diagnosis. than controls of reporting symptoms of distress above cut- Methods Participants included cancer survivors (n = 91) off, but survivors did not have higher mean levels of distress recruited through the Cancer Registry of Norway (CRN) and compared to controls. Survivors reporting distress levels healthy controls (n = 223) recruited from a
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