The overarching goal of this program of research, to improve symptom control, maximize quality of life and reduce morbidity for children with cancer, is critically important to improving the health of these children.
SSPedi: Symptom Screening in Pediatrics Tool
SSPedi is a 15 item symptom screening tool for children receiving cancer treatment undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant; it is reliable, valid and responsive to change in children 8-18 years.
SSPedi is currently being validated in multiple languages including Spanish and French.
Download SSPedi in English and other available languages.
Mini SSPedi is a 15 item symptom screening tool for children receiving cancer treatment and undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant ages 4-7. The validation of mini SSPedi is currently under way.
Proxy SSPedi is a 15 item symptom screening tool for parents to report on behalf of children ages 2-7 receiving cancer treatment and undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant. The validation of Proxy SSPedi is currently under way.
ChIMES: The Children’s International Mucositis Evaluation Scale
ChIMES is a pediatric-specific measure of oral mucositis which assesses the patient's daily experiences with mucositis including pain, function, use of pain medication, and appearance of the oral mucosa.