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Factors associated with changes in quality of life in patients undergoing allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
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PMID:  22519415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
KISCH A., LENHOFF S., ZDRAVKOVIC S. & BOLMSJÖ I. (2012) European Journal of Cancer Care Factors associated with changes in quality of life in patients undergoing allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation It is well known that patients undergoing allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) experience changes in quality of life. We investigated factors associated with quality of life changes in adult HSCT patients. The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Bone Marrow Transplantation (FACT-BMT) scale, supplemented with the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Spiritual Well-being (FACIT-Sp) subscale, was administered on three occasions, immediately before transplantation, 100 days and 12 months after transplantation. Analyses of nine selected factors were made where changes in quality of life were found. Seventy-five patients were included and 40 of these completed the study. Emotional well-being was found to improve between the baseline and 100 days, while all other dimensions deteriorated, including overall quality of life. Physical and social/family well-being deteriorated between the baseline and the 12-month follow-up, while emotional well-being improved. The main factors associated with deteriorating quality of life over time were found to be significant infections, female gender and transplantation with stem cells from a sibling donor. In our further studies we aim to focus on the relationships between patients and sibling donors in order to improve the care. Careful attention must be paid to continuous adequate information during the transplantation procedure.
A Kisch; S Lenhoff; S Zdravkovic; I Bolmsjö
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cancer care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2354     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9301979     Medline TA:  Eur J Cancer Care (Engl)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Department of Haematology, Skåne University Hospital (SUS), Lund Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden.
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