ArticlesA Clinical Profile to Predict Decision Making, Risk Behaviors, Clinical Status, and Health-Related Quality of Life for Cancer-Surviving Adolescents PART 1Hollen, Patricia J. Ph.D., R.N.Author Information Patricia J. Hollen is an Associate Professor, Northeastern University, School of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Patricia J. Hollen, Northeastern University, School of Nursing, Suite 401, Boston, MA 02115-5096. Accepted for publication April 28, 2000. Cancer Nursing: August 2000 - Volume 23 - Issue 4 - p 247-257 Buy Abstract The purpose of this two-part series is to describe a multifactorial model of clinical factors predicting decision-making quality, risk behaviors, clinical status, and health-related quality of life for cancer-surviving adolescents. This model was developed as a clinical profile to help health professionals in better identifying cancer-surviving adolescents at highest risk for substance use. Findings in the literature and results from the program of research by the author are presented to support the conceptualization of the model. In part 1, support for the antecedent predictors, both primary and secondary factors, is presented. Part 2 addresses decision making as a mediator, risk motivation as a moderator, and the expected outcomes related to risk behaviors, clinical status, and quality of life. In addition to describing the first part of the clinical profile in part 1, the background, theoretical basis of the model, and definitions of the model constructs also are provided. © 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.