Reintegration into school is a milestone for childhood brain tumor survivors, as well as for their parents, teachers, and healthcare providers. We explored their experiences following the school re-entry by conducting semi-structured interviews. Thematic analysis resulted in four main themes: "school performance," "psychosocial well-being," "support and approach," and "communication and collaboration." Children were pleased to return to school despite confrontation with adverse outcomes. Parents, teachers, and healthcare providers identified current and future concerns and challenges, as well as opportunities for academic and personal development. Their experiences highlight the importance of coordinated and systematic follow-up in close collaboration with healthcare providers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Issue number12
Early online date2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017

    Research areas

  • brain tumor, children, key figures, reintegration into school, semi-structured interviews

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