To identify perceived factors related to intimacy following HSCT. Qualitative descriptive design. Patients diagnosed with hematological cancer, 6 months into their HSCT recovery, and their partners. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 participants (nine patients and their partners). A thematic analysis was carried out. Couples reported various obstacles to intimacy, such as emotional obstacles (i.e. negative emotions, emotional mismatch), the length of the disease, its treatments and side effects, and the patient's physical condition. Couples also reported facilitators to intimacy, such as using emotional facilitators (e.g. showing empathy), fostering open communication or sharing common experience of the disease. This study highlights specific factors that influence couples' intimacy in the context of HSCT.Implications for Psychosocial Providers: Couples' intervention delivered in cancer care should be adapted by focusing on specific factors that maintain or enhance couples' intimacy.
Physical, psychological, and social sequelae following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: a review of the literature.
Changes in sexuality and intimacy after the diagnosis and treatment of cancer: the experience of partners in a sexual relationship with a person with cancer
Intrapersonal and interpersonal consequences of protective buffering among cancer patients and caregivers.
Cancer-related communication, relationship intimacy, and psychological distress among couples coping with localized prostate cancer.
The experience of caregivers of hematological cancer patients undergoing a hematopoietic stem cell transplant: a comprehensive literature review
An exploration of the perceived changes in intimacy of patients' relationships following head and neck cancer
Validating the positive impact of in-hospital lay care-partner support on patient survival in allogeneic BMT: a prospective study
The experience of caring for a spouse undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: opening Pandora's box
The influence of social support on hematopoietic stem cell transplantation survival: a systematic review of literature
A randomized pilot trial of a telephone-based couples intervention for physical intimacy and sexual concerns in colorectal cancer
What is different about patients with hematologic malignancies? A retrospective cohort study of cancer patients referred to a hospice research network
Cancer-specific Relationship Awareness, Relationship Communication, and Intimacy Among Couples Coping with Early Stage Breast Cancer
Perceived causes and consequences of sexual changes after cancer for women and men: a mixed method study
Outcome in Multiple Myeloma Patients Eligible for Stem Cell Transplantation: A Single-Center Experience
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation activity worldwide in 2012 and a SWOT analysis of the Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Group including the global survey
Hope and social support in elderly patients with cancer and their partners: an actor-partner interdependence model
The lived experience of autologous stem cell-transplanted patients: Post-transplantation and before discharge
Longitudinal Analysis of the Relationships Between Social Support and Health-Related Quality of Life in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
Everyday protective buffering predicts intimacy and fear of cancer recurrence in couples coping with early-stage breast cancer
Couple-focused interventions for men with localized prostate cancer and their spouses: A randomized clinical trial.
"Waiting for breast reconstruction": An interpretative phenomenological analysis of heterosexual couples' experiences of mastectomy for breast cancer
The risk of malignancies in patients receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
The Global State of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Multiple Myeloma: An Analysis of the Worldwide Network of Blood and Marrow Transplantation Database and the Global Burden of Disease Study.
Preliminary Development of a Mindfulness-Based Group Therapy to Expand Couples' Sexual Intimacy after Prostate Cancer: A Mixed Methods Approach.
Acceptability of an online relational intimacy and sexual enhancement (iRISE) intervention after breast cancer.
The Benefit of a Couple-Based Intervention Among Women in Active Cancer Treatment on Sexual Concerns: A Quasi-Experimental Study.
Effectiveness of a couple-based intervention on sexuality and intimacy among women in active cancer treatment: A quasi-experimental study.
Allogenic & Autologous Therapies
Allogenic therapies are generated in large batches from unrelated donor tissues such as bone marrow. In contrast, autologous therapies are manufactures as a single lot from the patient being treated. Here is the latest research on allogenic and autologous therapies.
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