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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Resilience in Childhood and Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Patients
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  • Lindsay F. Schwartz,
  • Marcia M. Tan,
  • Julie S. McCrae,
  • Tiffany Burkhardt,
  • Kirsten Ness,
  • Tara Henderson
Lindsay F. Schwartz
University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital
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Marcia M. Tan
The University of Chicago
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Julie S. McCrae
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
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Tiffany Burkhardt
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
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Kirsten Ness
St Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Tara Henderson
University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital
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Abstract

Childhood and adolescent/young adult (AYA) cancer survivors experience poor health outcomes in adulthood. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) also portend poor health outcomes for the general population. Resilience can mitigate effects of ACEs. We examined the feasibility of assessing ACEs and resilience in childhood/AYA cancer patients. We also described occurrences of ACEs, resilience, and poor health outcomes. Of 52 participants, most rated their study experience favorably, with privacy in answering sensitive questions. Half reported ACEs, and those with ACEs had lower resilience, X2(3,N=52)=9.39, p=0.02. Further investigations of ACEs and resilience in larger cohorts are warranted to delineate associations with long-term health outcomes.
13 Sep 2022Submitted to Pediatric Blood & Cancer
13 Sep 2022Assigned to Editor
13 Sep 2022Submission Checks Completed
14 Sep 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned