Coping strategies of adults with leukemia undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in Iran: a qualitative study.

@article{Farsi2010CopingSO,
  title={Coping strategies of adults with leukemia undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in Iran: a qualitative study.},
  author={Zahra Farsi and Nahid Dehghan Nayeri and Reza Negarandeh},
  journal={Nursing & health sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={485-92}
}
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) causes significant physical, social, psychological, and emotional stress in patients with leukemia. This qualitative study using semi-structured interviews explored the coping strategies of 10 adults with acute leukemia who were undergoing this form of treatment in transplantation units in a major hospital in Tehran, Iran, from 2009 to 2010. A content analysis identified eight themes and 13 subthemes that described the participants' coping… CONTINUE READING
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