TABLE 1

Changes in Symptom Scores Before and After Poetry Activity

SymptomPrepoetry,Mean (SD)Postpoetry,Mean (SD)P
Fear15.49 (27.72)10.44 (23.59).021
Sadness13.31 (22.03)6.47 (14.13).004
Anger8.51 (19.69)5.92 (17.53).039
Worry16.19 (28.66)10.61 (23.48).041
Fatigue38.42 (27.53)21.68 (23.41)<.001
Pain22.27 (27.55)19.43 (24.62).092
  • PedsQL VAS score range from 0 to 100; higher values indicate higher intensity of symptom.