Purpose: To identify and evaluate patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for assessing survivorship-related concepts for adolescent and young adult (AYA) survivors of central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Methods: We searched five electronic databases. Two researchers independently screened all titles for inclusion and used consensus-based standards for the selection of health measurement instruments (COSMIN) guidance to grade the quality of evidence for each measurement property. Results: Four studies met eligibility criteria: single-item pain thermometer; single-item fatigue thermometer; 37-item pediatric functional assessment of cancer therapy-brain tumor survivors, measuring quality of life; and 12-item Perceived Barriers Scale to assess barriers to employment. The Perceived Barrier Scale showed high-quality evidence for internal consistency and moderate quality evidence for construct and structural validity. Evidence for the measurement properties of the other PROMs was low-to-moderate quality. Conclusion: We found one PROM with sufficient evidence for good measurement properties to support its use. This warrants development and evaluation of further PROMs to inform ongoing supportive care for this population. Implications for Cancer Survivors: The Perceived Barriers Scale is sufficiently validated and could be considered to guide support for AYA survivors of CNS tumors to achieve their employment goals.
- adolescent and young adult
- central nervous system tumor
- patient-reported outcome measures
- systematic review
- validation studies