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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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ALVES, Roberta Pinheiro et al. Hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation and quality of life after hospital discharge. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2012, vol.13, n.1, pp.87-99. ISSN 1645-0086.

This research aimed to analyze the quality of life of patients submitted to Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplantation (HSCT). The sample consisted of 12 patients submitted to HSCT within a maximum period of 100 days preceding the research, in an average of 96 days. The quality of life scale SF-36 and the specific Bone Marrow Transplantation functionality scale (FACT-BMT) were used. The procedure of analysis was started by listing/coding and data classification made by two judges, psychologists with expertise in psychological assessment, independently. On the SF-36, it was found that most quality of life domains were preserved, except for Physical Aspects. The commitment of the Physical Aspect domain may be associated with the implications inherent in the HSCT itself. Professional teams should pay special attention to these results when planning intervention strategies, considering patients’ singularity and the effects of HSCT on their quality of life.

Keywords : bone marrow transplantation; quality of life; functionality.

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