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Quality of life before and one year following stem cell transplantation using an individualized and a standardized instrument
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
2008 (English)In: Psycho-oncology, ISSN 1099-1611, Vol. 17, no 4, 338-346 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: The aim was to prospectively measure quality of life in patients with malignant blood disorders following stem cell transplantation (SCT) using an individualized and a standardized measure. METHODS: Twenty-two consecutive patients were assessed before and one year following SCT, using a generic and disease-related version of the Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life-Direct Weighting (SEIQoL-DW) and the EORTC QLQ-C30. Results of the QLQ-C30 were compared with Swedish norm values. RESULTS: A majority of the patients reported concerns related to health before as well as one year after SCT, recorded by both instruments. Mean scores produced by the SEIQoL-DW, and four scales of the EORTC QLQ-C30, showed a change over time, indicating improved quality of life one year after SCT. In comparison with Swedish norm values for the EORTC QLQ-C30, SCT recipients reported a worse functioning. CONCLUSIONS: In addition to well-known disease and treatment-related problems, areas not typically included in standardized instruments were nominated in the disease-related SEIQoL-DW. Such areas included positive aspects, e.g. a changed view of life and oneself. The results support the use of the generic and disease-related SEIQoL-DW to achieve a comprehensive picture of patient's clinical situation under treatment or when recovering from illness.

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New York, N.Y.: John Wiley & Sons , 2008. Vol. 17, no 4, 338-346 p.
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Nursing
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vårdvetenskap
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-9753DOI: 10.1002/pon.1240PubMedID: 17614094OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-9753DiVA: diva2:295206
Available from: 2010-02-17 Created: 2010-02-17 Last updated: 2010-08-19Bibliographically approved

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