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the presence of a provider knowledgeable in childhood cancer (68/103, 66%). The clinical components most frequently rated ��Very Important�� or ��Important�� were the availability of flexible scheduling (102/103, 99%) followed by the comprehensive nature of the care provided (101/103, 98%). The decision to transition survivorship care to age-appropriate care-settings is complex and not well understood. Issues related to insurance, clinical team composition and scheduling appear to be most important for young adult survivors making this decision. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013;601365-1368. ? 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. ""This paper proposes selleck inhibitor
��QuickPIPER��, a 15-item, validated one-dimensional model representing cancer-related fatigue, based on factor analysis testing of the Piper Fatigue Scale-revised (R-PFS). One hundred and eleven breast cancer survivors participated in this prospective, observational study of the QuickPIPER validation. Participants completed the R-PFS and the Profile of Mood States (POMS) Fatigue and Vigor subscales. The questionnaires were tested concurrently before and after a multimodal exercise programme trial. Psychometric characteristics assessed from the sample included internal consistency and factor analysis, concurrent criterion validity and predictive ability. The results shows that the correlation matrix for the QuickPIPER questionnaire was determined as suitable with the Kaiser�CMeyer�COklin values (0.89) and Bartlett's Test of Sphericity (P < 0.001). The total cumulative variance explained was 65.32%. The goodness-of-fit indices of confirmatory Duvelisib
factor analysis were satisfactory (normed fit index = 0.91 and comparative fit index = 0.92). Test�Cretest reliability was very good (r = 0.947, P < 0.001). The QuickPIPER scores correlated with POMS Fatigue (r = 0.800) and POMS Vigor (r = ?0.352) subscales. Predictive ability showed that the area under the curves for the screening questionnaires was 0.743 (95% confidence interval 0.579�C0.906). The 15-item QuickPIPER possesses similar properties to the 22-item R-PFS and offers the important advantage of brevity. ""This study sought to develop prognostic tools that will accurately predict overall and cancer-related mortality and risk of recurrence in individual patients with oral cancer based on host and tumor characteristics. These tools would take into account numerous prognosticators beyond those covered by the traditional TNM (tumor�Cnode�Cmetastasis) staging system.