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BACKGROUND To investigate associations between coping strategies and length of survival in a sample of 52 adult leukemia patients receiving allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). METHODS 52 adult patients, diagnosed with acute (AML) and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) admitted for allogeneic BMT to a university hospital BMT unit in preparation for a(More)
Teamwork is essential when investigating the long-term adoption of such medical intervention that are highly demanding on patients, physicians and nursing staff. Bone marrow transplantation represent such an intervention for a series of well defined hematological diseases. The contribution demonstrates the multiple perspective approach of the Ulm team. A(More)
The coping strategies of 36 adult leukemia patients admitted for bone marrow transplantation have been investigated systematically by trained raters using audio-taped material from semi-structured interviews. So-called long term survivors with a median survival time of 978 days after BMT displayed significantly lower passive-stoic acceptance and resignation(More)
Described here is the German version of the Brief Assessment Interview (BAI), an instrument developed originally in the course of the US-UK cross-national studies and designed to compile data on dementia and depression among the elderly. A study in Mannheim, FRG, of residents in an old people's home tested the reliability and validity of the BAI. Raters(More)
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