Evaluation of symptoms in children and adolescents with cancer: comprehensive review.

Revista Ciencia y Cuidado

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Title Evaluation of symptoms in children and adolescents with cancer: comprehensive review.
Evaluación de síntomas en niños y adolescentes con cáncer: revisión integrativa.
 
Creator Sepulveda Ramírez, Jennifer
Carrillo González, Gloria Mabel
 
Subject Child,
neoplasia
carcinogenic symptoms
oncological nursing
symptom evaluation
Niño
neoplasia
síntomas cancerígenos
enfermería oncológica
evaluación de síntomas
 
Description Children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer have to face a series of changes in the different aspects of their life, and also experience multiple physical and psychosocial symptoms as a cause of the disease and its treatment, which affects their own life and their caregiver life quality. Objective: Investigate the current state of research related to the evaluation of symptoms in children and teenagers with cancer. Method: Comprehensive review about the scientific production in English, Spanish, and Portuguese languages generated between 2007 and 2018 in the databases Embase, Ovid, Medline, Pubmed, Science Direct and Scielo. 50 articles were included, which provide information about the  evaluation of symptoms in the pediatric population diagnosed with cancer. Results: Researches about tools that evaluate the manifestation of symptoms, adapted and validated to pediatric population are limited. Conclusions: Children and teenagers with cancer show symptoms during different phases of the disease and treatment. The studies are scarce about the symptoms in the local context, therefore it is required to validate specific scales for this population, describe the symptoms including perceived clinical and life quality variables that can be used to orientate opportune interventions to handle the symptoms.
Los niños y adolescentes diagnosticados con cáncer se enfrentan a una serie de cambios en los diferentes aspectos de su vida, y experimentan múltiples síntomas físicos y psicosociales a causa de la enfermedad y su tratamiento, lo que afecta su calidad de vida y la de sus cuidadores. Objetivo: Indagar el estado del aspecto investigativo relacionado con la temática sobre evaluación de síntomas en niños y adolescentes con cáncer. Método: Revisión integrativa de la producción científica generada entre 2007 y 2018 en las bases de datos Embase, Ovid, Medline, Pubmed, Science Direct y Scielo en inglés, español y portugués. Se incluyeron 50 artículos que aportan información sobre evaluación de síntomas en población pediátrica con diagnóstico de cáncer. Resultados: Las investigaciones sobre herramientas que evalúan la manifestación de síntomas, adaptadas y validadas a población pediátrica son limitadas. Conclusiones: Los niños y adolescentes con cáncer presentan síntomas durante las distintas fases de la enfermedad y el tratamiento. Son escasos los estudios sobre estos síntomas en el contexto local, por tanto se requiere validar escalas específicas para esta población, describir los síntomas incluyendo variables clínicas y de calidad de vida percibidas que sirvan para orientar intervenciones oportunas en el manejo de los mismos.
Evaluation of symptoms in children and adolescents with cancer: comprehensive review.
Abstract
Children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer have to face a series of changes in the different aspects of their life, and also experience multiple physical and psychosocial symptoms as a cause of the disease and its treatment, which affects their own life and their caregiver life quality. Objective: Investigate the current state of research related to the evaluation of symptoms in children and teenagers with cancer. Method: Comprehensive review about the scientific production in English, Spanish, and Portuguese languages generated between 2007 and 2018 in the databases Embase, Ovid, Medline, Pubmed, Science Direct and Scielo. 50 articles were included, which provide information about the  evaluation of symptoms in the pediatric population diagnosed with cancer. Results: Researches about tools that evaluate the manifestation of symptoms, adapted and validated to pediatric population are limited. Conclusions: Children and teenagers with cancer show symptoms during different phases of the disease and treatment. The studies are scarce about the symptoms in the local context, therefore it is required to validate specific scales for this population, describe the symptoms including perceived clinical and life quality variables that can be used to orientate opportune interventions to handle the symptoms.
 
Publisher Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander
 
Date 2019-09-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
text/html
 
Identifier https://revistas.ufps.edu.co/index.php/cienciaycuidado/article/view/1373
10.22463/17949831.1373
 
Source Revista Ciencia y Cuidado; Vol 16 No 3: September - December 2019; 103-113
Revista Ciencia y Cuidado; Vol. 16 Núm. 3: Septiembre - Diciembre 2019; 103-113
2322-7028
1794-9831
 
Language spa
 
Relation https://revistas.ufps.edu.co/index.php/cienciaycuidado/article/view/1373/1761
https://revistas.ufps.edu.co/index.php/cienciaycuidado/article/view/1373/1778
 
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