Health promotion for adolescent childhood leukemia survivors: Building on prevention science and ehealth

Diane L. Elliot, Susan J. Lindemulder, Linn Goldberg, Diane D. Stadler, Jennifer Smith

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Abstract

Teenage survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have increased morbidity likely due to their prior multicomponent treatment. Habits established in adolescence can impact individuals' subsequent adult behaviors. Accordingly, healthy lifestyles, avoiding harmful actions, and appropriate disease surveillance are of heightened importance among teenage survivors. We review the findings from prevention science and their relevance to heath promotion. The capabilities and current uses of eHealth components including e-learning, serious video games, exergaming, behavior tracking, individual messaging, and social networking are briefly presented. The health promotion needs of adolescent survivors are aligned with those eHealth aspects to propose a new paradigm to enhance the wellbeing of adolescent ALL survivors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)905-910
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume60
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013

Keywords

  • Adolescent survivors
  • EHealth
  • Health promotion
  • Prevention science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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