Life partnerships in childhood cancer survivors, their siblings, and the general population.

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serval:BIB_09D0292C4F93
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
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Title
Life partnerships in childhood cancer survivors, their siblings, and the general population.
Journal
Pediatric Blood and Cancer
Author(s)
Wengenroth L., Rueegg C.S., Michel G., Essig S., Ammann R.A., Bergstraesser E., Kuehni C.E.
Working group(s)
Swiss Paediatric Oncology Group (SPOG)
Contributor(s)
Ammann R., Angst R., Ansari A., Beck Popovic M., Bergstraesser E., Brazzola P., Greiner J., Grotzer M., Hengartner H., Kuehne T., Kuehni C., Leibundgut K., Niggli F., Rischewski J., von der Weid N.
ISSN
1545-5017 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1545-5009
Publication state
Published
Issued date
03/2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
61
Number
3
Pages
538-545
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Life partnerships other than marriage are rarely studied in childhood cancer survivors (CCS). We aimed (1) to describe life partnership and marriage in CCS and compare them to life partnerships in siblings and the general population; and (2) to identify socio-demographic and cancer-related factors associated with life partnership and marriage.
METHODS: As part of the Swiss Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (SCCSS), a questionnaire was sent to all CCS (aged 20-40 years) registered in the Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry (SCCR), aged <16 years at diagnosis, who had survived ≥ 5 years. The proportion with life partner or married was compared between CSS and siblings and participants in the Swiss Health Survey (SHS). Multivariable logistic regression was used to identify factors associated with life partnership or marriage.
RESULTS: We included 1,096 CCS of the SCCSS, 500 siblings and 5,593 participants of the SHS. Fewer CCS (47%) than siblings (61%, P < 0.001) had life partners, and fewer CCS were married (16%) than among the SHS population (26%, P > 0.001). Older (OR = 1.14, P < 0.001) and female CCS (OR = 1.85, <0.001) were more likely to have life partners. CCS who had undergone radiotherapy, bone marrow transplants (global P Treatment = 0.018) or who had a CNS diagnosis (global P Diagnosis < 0.001) were less likely to have life partners.
CONCLUSION: CCS are less likely to have life partners than their peers. Most CCS with a life partner were not married. Future research should focus on the effect of these disparities on the quality of life of CCS.
Keywords
Adult, Female, Humans, Logistic Models, Male, Marriage, Neoplasms/psychology, Quality of Life, Siblings, Survivors, Young Adult
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