|Title||Age and Cancer Treatment Are Related to Receiving Treatment Summaries and Survivorship Care Plans in Female Young Adult Cancer Survivors.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Shliakhtsitsava, K, Romero, SAD, Whitcomb, BW, Gorman, JR, Roberts, S, H Su, I|
|Journal||J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol|
|Date Published||2017 Jul 21|
The study determined factors associated with patient-reported receipt of survivorship care plans and/or treatment summaries (SCP/TS). Two hundred forty female young adult cancer survivors ages 18-44 completed a web-based survey that included self-report on receiving SCP/TS. Mean age was 32.8 (standard deviation 5.8) years; 20% were diagnosed with cancer at age <21. Only 47% reported receipt of SCP/TS. Age <21 at diagnosis (odds ratio [OR] 2.0, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.0-3.9), chemotherapy (OR 2.3, 95% CI 1.2-4.6), central nervous system radiation (OR 2.5, 95% CI 1.1-5.6), and bone marrow transplantation (OR 7.2, 95% CI 1.5-33.3) were significantly associated with higher odds of SCP/TS receipt. Improved integration of TS and SCP into cancer survivorship care is needed.
|Alternate Journal||J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol|