A standardized multidisciplinary step-by-step approach to improve the compliance of young (or difficult) children having to undergo radiotherapy was described and applied. The procedure is called SIESTA, which stands for show-imagination-evaluation-support-treatment-anesthesia. Preliminary assessments suggest that the SIESTA approach was effective: the rate of young patients (≤6 years) requiring anesthesia decreased from 27% (14/52 cases) in 2011-2012 (before the procedure was adopted) to 13% (6/46) in 2018.

Age-appropriate multidisciplinary approach to young children with cancer undergoing radiotherapy : the SIESTA procedure / C.A. Clerici, A. Ferrari, E. Pecori, B. Diletto, O. Alessandro, E. Pagani Bagliacca, L. Veneroni, M.G. Podda, A. Poli, E. Boni, P. Gasparini, G. Carabelli, S. Frasca, M. Massimino, L. Gandola. - In: PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER. - ISSN 1545-5009. - (2020 Aug 11), pp. e28650.1-e28650.4. [Epub ahead of print] [10.1002/pbc.28650]

Age-appropriate multidisciplinary approach to young children with cancer undergoing radiotherapy : the SIESTA procedure

C.A. Clerici
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O. Alessandro;L. Veneroni;
2020-08-11

Abstract

A standardized multidisciplinary step-by-step approach to improve the compliance of young (or difficult) children having to undergo radiotherapy was described and applied. The procedure is called SIESTA, which stands for show-imagination-evaluation-support-treatment-anesthesia. Preliminary assessments suggest that the SIESTA approach was effective: the rate of young patients (≤6 years) requiring anesthesia decreased from 27% (14/52 cases) in 2011-2012 (before the procedure was adopted) to 13% (6/46) in 2018.
compliance; multidisciplinary approach; radiotherapy; sedation; therapeutic alliance; young children
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