Symptom profiles in children with advanced cancer: Patient, family caregiver, and oncologist ratings.

@article{Zhukovsky2015SymptomPI,
  title={Symptom profiles in children with advanced cancer: Patient, family caregiver, and oncologist ratings.},
  author={Donna S. Zhukovsky and Cathy L. Rozmus and Rhonda S Robert and Eduardo Bruera and R. D. Wells and Gary B. Chisholm and Julio A Allo and Marlene Zichi Cohen},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2015},
  volume={121 22},
  pages={
          4080-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Systematic symptom assessment is not routinely performed in pediatric oncology. The objectives of the current study were to characterize the symptoms of pediatric oncology outpatients and evaluate agreement between patient and proxy reports and the association between children's ratings and oncologists' treatment recommendations. METHODS Two versions of the pediatric Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (pMSAS) were translated into Spanish. An age-appropriate and language-appropriate… CONTINUE READING
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