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Neurocognitive Function and Health-Related Quality of Life in Pediatric Korean Survivors of Medulloblastoma

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Korean Medical Science, January 2016
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Title
Neurocognitive Function and Health-Related Quality of Life in Pediatric Korean Survivors of Medulloblastoma
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Journal of Korean Medical Science, January 2016
DOI 10.3346/jkms.2016.31.11.1726
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Hee Jung Yoo, Hyery Kim, Hyeon Jin Park, Dong-Seok Kim, Young-Shin Ra, Hee Young Shin

Abstract

The neurocognitive function and quality of life of 58 Korean survivors of childhood medulloblastoma were assessed after surgery, cranial radiation and chemotherapy. All patients were evaluated with a battery of neurocognitive function tests and the Pediatric Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Brain Tumor Survivors, which consists of self-report questionnaires on quality of life. The mean full-scale intelligence quotient (IQ), verbal IQ, and performance IQ scores were 90.2, 97.1, and 84.16, respectively. The mean memory quotient (MQ) score was 86.78, which was within 1 standard deviation of the average score of 100. Processing speed, attention, and executive function showed mild to moderate deficits. Intelligence, memory, executive function, visuospatial function, and simple motor function were significantly lower in the patients diagnosed before 8 years of age compared with those diagnosed after 8. The cognitive deficits in the patients diagnosed at younger ages might be related to earlier exposure to craniospinal irradiation and chemotherapy. The patient and parent proxy evaluations of attention, fine motor function, and quality of life did not differ. We found significant neurocognitive changes in a wide range of neurocognitive functional domains in Korean survivors of childhood medulloblastoma. Long-term follow-up studies of survivors of childhood medulloblastoma beginning at the time of their first diagnosis are required to better understand the deficits exhibited by survivors of childhood medulloblastoma, so that intervention strategies and treatment refinements that reduce the long-term neurocognitive decline can be developed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 35 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 17%
Researcher 5 14%
Student > Bachelor 4 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 2 6%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 9 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 6 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 17%
Psychology 6 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 9%
Social Sciences 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 11 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 October 2018.
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#7,233,191
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#442
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#108,890
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#1
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