Eur J Oncol Nurs 2021 Aug 25;53:101997. Epub 2021 Jun 25.
Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, Freiburgstrasse 4, CH-3010, Bern, And University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland; Nursing Science, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Electronic address:
Purpose: The aims of this study are to assess symptoms, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and associations between symptoms and HRQoL in adult patients with myeloma or lymphoma undergoing autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT) during the pre- and post-transplantation phases in the outpatient setting.
Methods: This longitudinal, observational study conducted at a Swiss tertiary care hospital assesses the prevalence, frequency, severity and distress of symptoms, as well as HRQoL prior to hospital admission (T1), within two weeks after hospital discharge (T2) and three months after hospital discharge (T3). The study uses an adapted version of the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Bone Marrow Transplant. Read More