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Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) poses significant challenges for recipients and their caregiving partners. Couples may refrain from talking about treatment-related fears and concerns in order to minimize distress. This single-group, pre-post study examined feasibility and acceptability of an intervention designed to optimize communication between HCT patients and partners; it also assessed change in process measures. Couples met with a therapist five times to learn skills for disclosing illness-related thoughts and feelings and responding supportively to one another. The extent to which participants disclosed thoughts, feelings, and information during the session, and felt supported, was assessed at the close of each session. Forty of 89 eligible couples consented (45%). Thirty couples commenced intervention 1-month post-transplant; 26 of these completed all sessions (87%) and 27 completed follow up (90%). Ratings of self-disclosure and feeling supported by one's partner increased linearly across intervention sessions, among both patients and caregivers, ps < 0.01. Ratings of satisfaction with the intervention were high. HCT couples can be recruited and retained for this intervention. They found it acceptable and were amenable to skills training. A randomized trial is needed to test efficacy and to identify moderators of treatment response.
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Post-transplantation employment status of adult survivors of childhood allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant: A report from the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR).
Data are scarce regarding employment outcomes of survivors of childhood allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT) and the factors that affect their employment status.
The use of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is on the rise worldwide due to increases in indications, expanding donor sources, and improved outcomes. Currently, more than 70,000 HCTs are being...
This cross-sectional survey aimed to establish the prevalence of infectious diseases and vaccination uptake in long-term allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT) survivors in New South Wa...
Acute respiratory failure is common in pediatric hematopoietic cell transplant recipients and has a high mortality. However, respiratory prognostic markers have not been adequately evaluated for this ...
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients are at risk for herpes simplex virus (HSV) and varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infections. Routine prophylaxis with acyclovir is recommended duri...
The purpose of this study is to: To test a new intervention for sleep disturbance among hematopoietic cell transplant survivors. About 50 hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) survivors wil...
This research study is evaluating the feasibility and impact of an intervention to improve sexual function in stem cell transplant survivors on participants' sexual function, quality of li...
This trial studies a positive psychology intervention designed to improve quality of life in stem cell transplant survivors and their caregivers. Positive psychology (PP) uses systematic e...
This pilot trial studies how well a resistance training program and cardiovascular exercise work in increasing muscle mass in adolescent and young adult stem cell transplant survivors. Res...
This is a prospective, longitudinal, observational trial to evaluate quality of life in hematopoietic stem cell transplant survivors.
Clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorders characterized by dysplasia in one or more hematopoietic cell lineages. They predominantly affect patients over 60, are considered preleukemic conditions, and have high probability of transformation into ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA.
Glycoproteins with a wide distribution on hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells and strongly expressed on MACROPHAGES. CD58 mediates cell adhesion by binding to CD2; (CD2 ANTIGENS); and this enhances antigen-specific T-cell activation.
Glycoproteins with a wide distribution on hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells and strongly expressed on macrophages. CD58 mediates cell adhesion by binding to CD2; (ANTIGENS, CD2); and this enhances antigen-specific T-cell activation.
Transfer of HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS from BONE MARROW or BLOOD between individuals within the same species (TRANSPLANTATION, HOMOLOGOUS) or transfer within the same individual (TRANSPLANTATION, AUTOLOGOUS). Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has been used as an alternative to BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION in the treatment of a variety of neoplasms.
HEMATOPOIETIC PROGENITOR CELLS that have migrated to the THYMUS where they differentiate into T-LYMPHOCYTES. Thymocytes are classified into maturational stages based on the expression of CELL SURFACE ANTIGENS.
Organ transplantation is the moving of an organ from one body to another or from a donor site to another location on the patient's own body, for the purpose of replacing the recipient's damaged or absent organ. The emerging field of regenerative ...