Kızmazoğlu D., Sarı S., Sezgin Evim M., Kantarcıoğlu A., Tüfekçi Ö., Yenigürbüz F., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF HAEMATOLOGY, vol.36, no.2, pp.112-116, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.112-116
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: We investigated the health-related quality of life (HRQL)in survivors of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) andevaluated the perceptions of the children, their siblings, and theirparents.Materials and Methods: Seventy ALL survivors, who were between7 and 17 years of age and had completed therapy ≥2 years, wereincluded. The control group consisted of their healthy siblings. HRQLwas assessed by the age-specific KINDLR questionnaire.Results: No significant differences could be found among HRQL scoresof ALL survivors with respect to variables such as sex, risk group, andhaving chronic illness. HRQL scores for physical well-being, emotionalwell-being, family, and social functioning of the patient and siblingself-reports and parent proxy reports were lower than the expectedvalues for healthy and chronically ill children.Conclusion: These results demonstrate that both ALL survivors andtheir families need help via psychological counseling programs toimprove their HRQL even after completion of therapy.