Health psychology and distress after haematopoietic stem cell transplantation
2009 (English)In: European Journal of Cancer Care, ISSN 0961-5423, E-ISSN 1365-2354, Vol. 18, no 1, 57-63 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this study of 23 adult haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients is to compare the presence of post-transplantation depression disorders by gender and to compare the outcomes among those with and without depressive disorders using a health psychology focus. This cross-sectional pilot study of mid-term survivors took place in hospital outpatient clinic. Main outcome measures are depression disorders, health status (Short Form-12) and health anxiety. Female survivors had a higher rate of depression disorders, but those with treated depressive disorders were similar to those without depression on health-related quality of life and health anxiety. Neither patient age nor time since HSCT was associated with depressive disorders. A health psychology approach may enhance management of HSCT survivorship.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 18, no 1, 57-63 p.
health psychology, cancer, depression, adults, quality of life, stem cell transplantation
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-98618DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2008.00931.xISI: 000262282800011PubMedID: 19473223OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-98618DiVA: diva2:200835