Educational attainment in long-term survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Riccardo Haupt, Thomas R. Fears, Leslie L. Robison, James L. Mills, H. Stacy Nicholson, Lonnie K. Zeltzer, Anna T. Meadows, Julianne Byrne

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Abstract

Objective. - To determine the impact of treatment on scholastic performance in the first cohort of survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia who are old enough to have completed their educational experience. Design. - Retrospective cohort study. Setting. - Twenty-three institutions in the Childrens Cancer Group. Subjects. - A total of 593 adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and 409 sibling controls. Outcome Measures. - Enrollment in special programs, grades during high school, graduation from high school, college admission, and college graduation. Results. - After diagnosis, survivors were more likely than their sibling controls to enter a special education (relative risk [RR] =3.4; P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1427-1432
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Volume272
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 9 1994

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    Haupt, R., Fears, T. R., Robison, L. L., Mills, J. L., Nicholson, H. S., Zeltzer, L. K., Meadows, A. T., & Byrne, J. (1994). Educational attainment in long-term survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Journal of the American Medical Association, 272(18), 1427-1432. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.272.18.1427