Introduction: To address gaps in understanding disparities of posttraumatic growth among childhood cancer survivors, the aims of this study were to (1) compare satisfaction, resilience, and achievement among Hispanic and non-Hispanic White survivors; and (2) examine relationships between sociodemographic and clinical factors with satisfaction, resilience, and achievement. Method: Survivors (N = 116) at Children's Hospital of Orange County After Cancer Treatment Survivorship Program completed the Child Health and Illness Profile–Adolescent Edition. Results: Resilience (p = .003) and achievement (p = .005) were lower among Hispanic survivors. Resilience was positively associated with satisfaction (p < .01) and achievement (p < .01) and achievement was positively associated with years of schooling (p < .01). No differences were found between Hispanic and non-Hispanic White satisfaction scores (p = .95). Discussion: Our findings suggest ethnic disparities in posttraumatic growth in childhood cancer survivors. Interventions aimed at promoting posttraumatic growth are vital to address these differences.
- Health–related quality of life
- cancer survivor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health