Nonadherence in Adolescent Oncology Patients: Preliminary Data on Psychological Risk Factors and Relationships to Outcome

@article{Kennard2004NonadherenceIA,
  title={Nonadherence in Adolescent Oncology Patients: Preliminary Data on Psychological Risk Factors and Relationships to Outcome},
  author={Betsy D. Kennard and Sunita Mahtani Stewart and Rebecca Olvera and Roger E. Bawdon and Ann O hAilin and Charles P. Lewis and Naomi Joan Winick},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings},
  year={2004},
  volume={11},
  pages={31-39}
}
Published nonadherence rates in the adolescent oncology population range from 33 to 60% though little is known about the psychological factors that contribute to adherence and the relationship between outcome and nonadherence. Our study was designed to investigate psychological and family factors related to adherence and the relationship between adherence and survival in this population. We evaluated 44 (27 males, 17 females) patients with cancer (13–17 years) who were at least 6-months… CONTINUE READING

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