Support Care Cancer (2018) 26:1305–1313 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3956-5 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Prevalence and correlates of health information-seeking among Hispanic and non-Hispanic childhood cancer survivors 1,2 1 1 1 Kimberly A. Miller & Cynthia N. Ramirez & Katherine Y. Wojcik & Anamara Ritt-Olson & 1 3,4 3,4,5 Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati & Stefanie M. Thomas & David R. Freyer & 1 1 Ann S. Hamilton & Joel E. Milam Received: 31 May 2017 /Accepted: 30 October 2017 /Published online: 9 November 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2017 Abstract (vs. non-Hispanic) were more likely to access this source. Purpose Childhood cancer survivors (CCS) report high un- Seeking information from other cancer survivors was posi- met information needs. This study examined the prevalence of tively associated with follow-up care and post-traumatic cancer-related information-seeking among CCS and investi- growth. Hispanic CCS were marginally less likely to seek gated associations between information-seeking behavior and information from other survivors and family than non- positive health outcomes such as follow-up care. Hispanics. Methods Participants (n = 193) were young adult CCS diag- Conclusions While CCS obtain information from a variety of nosed with cancer in Los Angeles County, 54% of Hispanic sources, hospital resources are an important site
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