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Children’s coping with hematopoietic stem cell transplant stressors: Results from the Journeys to Recovery study. Children's Health Care BINGEN, K., Kent, M.W., Rodday, A.M., Ratichek, S.J., Kupst, M.J., & Parsons, S.K. (2012, May). Children’s coping with hematopoietic stem cell transplant stressors: Results from the Journeys to Recovery study. Children’s Health Care, 41 (2), 145-161. DOI: 10.1080/02739615.2012.656551.

Date

05/16/2012

Abstract

Study aims were to determine types of stressors present prior to pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and 45 days post-HSCT, identify coping strategies used, and evaluate the perceived strategy efficacy from the patient's perspective as measured by the Kidcope. Pre-HSCT, the majority of 93 participants (7–18 years) chose stressors that were classified as “psychosocial” (63% vs. 37%). At Day 45, participants selecting “medical” stressors increased from 37% to 50%. At both time points, “wishful thinking” was used most frequently, despite it being the least effective coping strategy. The most efficacious coping strategy at both time points was social support.

Author List

BINGEN, K., Kent, M.W., Rodday, A.M., Ratichek, S.J., Kupst, M.J., & Parsons, S.K.

Author

Kristin M. Bingen PhD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin
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