Accession Number : AD1012850

Title :   Young Cancer Survivor Connections: A Mixed Methods Investigation of Online Communications, Social Support, and Unmet Needs

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States

Personal Author(s) : Moskowitz,Michal C

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Report Date : 08 Jan 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 207

Abstract : Young adult cancer survivors (YACS) are an understudied population that experiences greater psychosocial distress and unmet needs compared to other age groups (19; 85) and unique needs for social support (226). This study examined how young adult cancer survivors (YACS) access social support online and in person, and how social support is related to long-term adjustment. The study consisted of Phase 1: qualitative interviews with 15 YACS related to online and in-person social support; Phase 2: cognitive interviews with 10YACS piloting survey questions, and Phase 3: survey of 158 YACS.

Descriptors :   Cancer , Online systems , Human relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE