The role of biomedical and psychosocial factors for the prediction of pain and distress in patients undergoing high-dose therapy and BMT/PBSCT

@article{SchulzKindermann2002TheRO,
  title={The role of biomedical and psychosocial factors for the prediction of pain and distress in patients undergoing high-dose therapy and BMT/PBSCT},
  author={Frank Schulz-Kindermann and U Hennings and Gesa Ramm and A. R. Zander and Monika Ilona Hasenbring},
  journal={Bone Marrow Transplantation},
  year={2002},
  volume={29},
  pages={341-351}
}
Recent research has shown that cancer patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation (BMT) experience moderate to severe mouth pain due to treatment-related mucositis in spite of morphine therapy. Treatment-related emotional distress in BMT patients is also described widely. This study examined several biomedical, psychological and social variables as possible predictors for the intensity of treatment-related mouth pain and anxious mood in 63 cancer patients undergoing BMT or stem cell… CONTINUE READING