Posttraumatic Growth After Childhood Cancer Support Care Cancer


Childhood cancer affects not only the patients but their entire family. The authors systematically reviewed recent evidence of post-traumatic growth (PTG) among family members of childhood cancer survivors (CCS).

The authors updated a systematic review of PTG among family members of CCS (including new evidence from March 2010 to December 2021). We screened 4 databases (PubMed, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and SCOPUS). Key study information and results were extracted for the quality appraisal.

The authors narratively synthesized the evidence for reported levels and domains of PTG in caregivers (aim 1) and siblings (aim 2) and associated sociodemographic and psychosocial characteristics (aim 3) in families of CCS.