Psychological suffering of patients transplanted with hematopoietic stem cells

Authors

  • Isabelle Campos de Azevedo Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5322-7987
  • Marcos Antonio Ferreira Júnior Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9123-232X
  • Vanessa Giavarotti Taboza Flores Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Elenilda de Andrade Pereira Gonçalves Universidade Católica Dom Bosco
  • Oleci Pereira Frota Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Mayk Penze Cardoso Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Maria Lúcia Ivo Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Viviane Euzébia Pereira Santos Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v35n5a2019-36226

Keywords:

Depression, Anxiety, Sleep initiation and maintenance disorders, Quality of life, Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Abstract

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) affects serious risks for the patient, including death. For this reason, it is considered a treatment that can cure or can present morbidities and lead to death. In this context, patients experience the first psychological conflicts before this transplant. To describe the psychological suffering developed by patients transplanted with hematopoietic stem cells from a referral service in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. This is a cross-sectional study with a quantitative, descriptive, hospital-based approach developed with patients submitted to HSCT at a referral service in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. Data were collected between March and September of 2016, through the evaluation of the medical records of 43 patients who underwent HSCT and developed some type of psychological distress. Among 43 patients with psychological disorders, 51.16% were female, 62.79% developed anxiety 32.56% developed insomnia and 20.93% developed depression. Of these, 27.91% had a main diagnosis indicating the transplantation of Multiple Myeloma (MM), and 58.14 received autologous transplantation. It was observed that the patient had psychological suffering from the diagnosis until the end. The health professional praxis also must go beyond the resolution of physical human responses and, especially in these cases, it should aim at the early identification of signs and symptoms of psychological distress, being possible to achieve the real health needs and treat them with effectiveness.

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Author Biographies

Isabelle Campos de Azevedo, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte

Enfermeira, Doutoranda em Enfermagem pelo Programa de Pós-graduação em Enfermagem e Professora Substituta do Curso de Graduação em Enfermgem da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte. Bolista CAPES. Membro do grupo de pesquisa "Laboratório de Investigação do Cuidado, Segurança, Tecnologias em Saúde e Enfermagem (LABTEC)", Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil.

Marcos Antonio Ferreira Júnior, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul

Enfermeiro, Doutor em Saúde e Desenvolvimento, Professor dos Cursos de Graduação e Pós-graduação em Enfermagem do Instituto Integrado de Saúde da Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul. Vice-lider do grupo de Pesquisa "Núcleo de Estudos Interdisciplinares em Doença Falciforme (NEIDF), Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil.

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Published

2019-10-09

How to Cite

AZEVEDO, I.C. de, FERREIRA JÚNIOR, M.A., FLORES, V.G.T., GONÇALVES, E. de A.P., FROTA, O.P., CARDOSO, M.P., IVO, M.L. and SANTOS, V.E.P., 2019. Psychological suffering of patients transplanted with hematopoietic stem cells. Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 1633–1639. [Accessed7 December 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v35n5a2019-36226. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/36226.

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Health Sciences