This research examined the interdependent, dyadic, mental health of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients and their caregivers. The aims were as follows: (1) to investigate the degree to which patients' and caregivers' subjective perceptions of illness severity are congruent with objective severity (i.e., medical indicators), (2) to compare patients' and caregivers' subjective perceptions of illness severity and cancer-related posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), and (3) to evaluate whether subjective perceptions of illness severity are linked to patients' and caregivers' cancer-related PTSS.

Authors: V. Juth, R. Cohen Silver,  L. Sender

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