Aim-To determine the need for information among survivors of childhood cancer, to assess the acceptability of an information booklet, and to investigate the effectiveness of the booklet in increasing knowledge and influencing health related behaviours.
Subject-Fifty survivors of childhood cancer (age range 14-32 years) who were consecutive attendees at a long term follow up clinic.
Method-The booklet was developed for young people aged 14 years and above by the United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group Late Effects Group.
Included is information about treatment of cancer, general advice about a healthy lifestyle, the rationale for long term follow up, and information about employment and life insurance problems.
Survivors were interviewed at the follow up clinic, offered the booklet, and contacted approximately one week later for a telephone interview.
The clinic interview assessed survivors'understanding of their illness and treatment and its impact on their lives, and their preferences for further information.
The telephone interview determined survivors'general reaction to the booklet, whether it increased knowledge and influenced health related behaviours.
All those interviewed accepted the written information and agreed to a follow up interview.
Survivors were enthusiastic about being given more information.
Over three quarters learned new information from the booklet. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Enfant, Homme, Guérison, Survivant, Demande information, Education santé, Livre, Mise au point, Evaluation performance, Cancérologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Child, Human, Cure, Survivor, Call for information, Health education, Book, Perfecting, Performance evaluation, Cancerology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0229956
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 11/09/1998.