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There is growing recognition that the experience of cancer can have a positive as well as a negative psychological impact. This longitudinal study sought to identify predictors of posttraumatic growth among cancer patients (N=72) undergoing bone marrow transplantation. Greater posttraumatic growth in the posttransplant period was related to younger age;(More)
BACKGROUND Reporting of pharmaceutical-industry-sponsored randomised clinical trials often result in biased findings, either due to selective reporting of studies with non-equivalent arms or publication of low-quality papers, wherein unfavourable results are incompletely described. A randomised trial should be conducted only if there is substantial(More)
OBJECTIVE Prior research suggests that the diagnosis and treatment of cancer can result in the development of symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Based on Lazarus and Folkman's model of stress, the current study examined whether trauma appraisals, coping, social support, and social constraint were associated with the severity of PTSD symptoms(More)
This study examined the prevalence and predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in 70 men and women treated with bone marrow transplantation for cancer. Findings indicated that the number of symptoms present ranged from 0 to a possible high of 17 (M = 3.0, SD = 3.9). As predicted. lower social support and higher avoidance coping I month(More)
OBJECTIVE On the basis of revisions of DSM criteria, questions have been raised concerning the occurrence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among adults who have been diagnosed and treated for life-threatening illnesses. The present study examined the prevalence and correlates of PTSD symptoms among women who had undergone autologous bone(More)
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is rapidly becoming a part of conventional cancer treatment. However, it remains a 'last-ditch' treatment option for patients who have exhausted other treatment modalities. Patients experience a significant amount of emotional distress during all stages of the BMT process. Patients with personality disorders experience even(More)
PURPOSE To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of topotecan in combination with ifosfamide, mesna, and etoposide (TIME), followed by autologous hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT), in patients with chemotherapy-refractory malignancies. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients were treated with (in mg/m(2)/d) ifosfamide 3,333, mesna 3,333, and topotecan 3.3 to(More)
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