Quality of life in adult bone marrow transplant patients: beyond the first year

Semin Oncol Nurs. 1994 Feb;10(1):42-57. doi: 10.1016/s0749-2081(05)80044-0.


Currently, there are more than 2,000 marrow transplant patients surviving between 5 and 20 years. Thus, increased attention is focusing on information about the nature of posttransplant survival and quality of life (QOL). Assessment of the survivor's QOL and rehabilitation needs should consider the domains of physical well-being and symptoms as well as psychological, social, and spiritual well-being. An analysis of the QOL reported in 780 adult survivors from 15 separate studies provides a perspective on the adult BMT survivor beyond the 1-year milestone.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation / adverse effects*
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation / psychology*
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation / statistics & numerical data
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Postoperative Period
  • Quality of Life*
  • Social Perception