Young Cancer Survivor Connections: A Mixed Methods Investigation of Online Communications, Social Support, and Unmet Needs
Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States
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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.