A cognitive Predicting model of quality of life among adolescent survivors of childhood cancer

  • H. Majidi Tehrani
  • H. Zamanian


Background: Cancer is a chronic and threatening condition for quality of life. Present study aimed to examine some cognitive factors that affect survivor’s quality of life, and explain the mediating role of cognitive control strategies and the impact of cancer in relation to experiences of the disease and quality of life in survivors. Methods: In this cross-sectional study 142 adolescent survivors of cancer by using a convenient sampling method included. Data collection measures were Perceived Illness Experience Scale (R-PIE), the Impact of Cancer scale (IOC-CS), the Cognitive Control Strategies Scale CCSS) and, the quality of life questionnaire in survivors of cancer (QOL-CSV). Findings:Structural equation modeling showed a negative significant correlation between experience of cancer and quality of life (p<0.01). And the indexes of the model (the role of mediator of coping strategy and impact of cancer between experience of cancer and quality of life) are acceptable, but are not good fitness and enough. Discussion:The majority of Iranian adolescent survivors of cancer in childhood need more attention, understanding the factors affecting their quality of life can improve prevention and treatment strategies and may guide the support required by this population.
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