Supporting Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer: Oncology Provider Perceptions of Adolescent and Young Adult Unmet Needs

Anne C. Kirchhoff, Brynn Fowler, Echo L. Warner, Samantha T. Pannier, Douglas Fair, Holly Spraker-Perlman, Jeff Yancey, Brad Bott, Carolyn Reynolds, R Randall

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Abstract

Few studies have assessed oncology providers' perceptions of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients' unmet needs. In this statewide survey (N = 91), we found that most providers recognize the financial, insurance, and late effects needs of their AYA cancer patients. However, employment, education, behavioral health, sexuality, and social and family issues were endorsed by less than half of providers as areas where AYAs needed assistance. Few providers felt that their AYA cancer patients had unmet needs for these same concerns. Educational efforts are needed to improve providers' awareness of the impact of cancer for AYA cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-523
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • health service needs
  • Oncology providers
  • supportive service needs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology

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    Kirchhoff, A. C., Fowler, B., Warner, E. L., Pannier, S. T., Fair, D., Spraker-Perlman, H., Yancey, J., Bott, B., Reynolds, C., & Randall, R. (2017). Supporting Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer: Oncology Provider Perceptions of Adolescent and Young Adult Unmet Needs. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 6(4), 519-523. https://doi.org/10.1089/jayao.2017.0011