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Mental distress and health care use among survivors of adolescent and young adult cancer: A cross‐sectional analysis of the National Health Interview Survey

Mental distress and health care use among survivors of adolescent and young adult cancer: A... Original Article Mental Distress and Health Care Use Among Survivors of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the National Health Interview Survey 1 1 1 2 Sapna Kaul, PhD ; Jaqueline C. Avila, BS ; Miriam Mutambudzi, PhD ; Heidi Russell, MD, PhD ; 3 4 Anne C. Kirchhoff, PhD, MPH ; and Cindy L. Schwartz, MD, MPH BACKGROUND: The current study was conducted to examine the prevalence and correlates of mental distress among survivors of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer and a comparison group. METHODS: A total of 875 AYA cancer survivors who were diag- nosed between the ages of 15 and 39 years and who were at least 5 years from their initial diagnosis were identified from the 2013 and 2014 National Health Interview Surveys. A comparison group was created. The Kessler nonspecific mental/psychological distress scale was used to examine none/low, moderate, and severe distress. The issues of whether individuals talked to mental health profes- sionals within the previous year and if they could afford mental health care also were examined. Variables (ie, demographics, behav- ioral [eg, smoking status], comorbidity, and mental health visits) associated with distress among the 2 groups were identified http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Cancer Wiley

Mental distress and health care use among survivors of adolescent and young adult cancer: A cross‐sectional analysis of the National Health Interview Survey

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
"© 2017 American Cancer Society"
ISSN
0008-543X
eISSN
1097-0142
DOI
10.1002/cncr.30417
pmid
27859009
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Abstract

Original Article Mental Distress and Health Care Use Among Survivors of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the National Health Interview Survey 1 1 1 2 Sapna Kaul, PhD ; Jaqueline C. Avila, BS ; Miriam Mutambudzi, PhD ; Heidi Russell, MD, PhD ; 3 4 Anne C. Kirchhoff, PhD, MPH ; and Cindy L. Schwartz, MD, MPH BACKGROUND: The current study was conducted to examine the prevalence and correlates of mental distress among survivors of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer and a comparison group. METHODS: A total of 875 AYA cancer survivors who were diag- nosed between the ages of 15 and 39 years and who were at least 5 years from their initial diagnosis were identified from the 2013 and 2014 National Health Interview Surveys. A comparison group was created. The Kessler nonspecific mental/psychological distress scale was used to examine none/low, moderate, and severe distress. The issues of whether individuals talked to mental health profes- sionals within the previous year and if they could afford mental health care also were examined. Variables (ie, demographics, behav- ioral [eg, smoking status], comorbidity, and mental health visits) associated with distress among the 2 groups were identified

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CancerWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2017

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