Support Care Cancer (2018) 26:1243–1252 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3947-6 ORIGINAL ARTICLE The effect of pre-transplant pain and chronic disease self-efficacy on quality of life domains in the year following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation 1 1 1 Madeline L. O’Sullivan & Rebecca A. Shelby & Caroline S. Dorfman & 1 2 3 1 Sarah A. Kelleher & Hannah M. Fisher & Krista A. Rowe Nichols & Francis J. Keefe & 3 1 Anthony D. Sung & Tamara J. Somers Received: 13 March 2017 /Accepted: 23 October 2017 /Published online: 9 November 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract transplant pain was significantly related to lower physical Purpose Pain is common for hematopoietic stem cell trans- well-being post-transplant. Lower pre-transplant self-efficacy plant (HSCT) patients and may be experienced pre-transplant, was related to lower quality of life across all domains post- acutely post-transplant, and for months or years following transplant. transplant. HSCT patients with persistent pain may be at risk Conclusion Above and beyond the effect of pre-transplant for poor quality of life following transplant; however, the im- pain, self-efficacy for managing chronic disease is important pact of pre-transplant pain on quality of life post-transplant is in understanding quality of life following transplant. not well understood.
Supportive Care in Cancer – Springer Journals
Published: Nov 9, 2017
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