Exploring Differences in Perceived Satisfaction, Resilience, and Achievement Between Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Childhood Cancer Survivors

Paula Rosales, Lorraine Evangelista, Yuqing Guo, Crystle Joie G. Agbayani, Zeev N. Kain, Michelle A. Fortier

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-204
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Pediatric Health Care
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Health–related quality of life
  • Hispanic
  • cancer survivor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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