Hope and Related Variables in Patients Undergoing Hemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Leukemia

조혈모세포이식을 받은 백혈병환자의 희망정도와 영향요인

  • Ban, Ja-Young (College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea) ;
  • Park, Ho-Ran (College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea) ;
  • Sohng, Kyeong-Yae (College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea)
  • 반자영 (가톨릭대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 박호란 (가톨릭대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 송경애 (가톨릭대학교 간호대학)
  • Published : 2005.08.31

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of the present study was variables in patients hemopoietic stem cell transplantation(HSCT) for leukemia. Method: A total of 88 participants were recruited at St. Mary's Hospital. The data were gathered from July, 2001 to June, 2002 using questionnaires. Result: The mean score of hope was $3.39{\pm}0.35$. Positive relationships were found between hope and self-esteem, physician's support, nurse's support, and satisfaction of life. And negative relationships were found between hope and depression, trait-anxiety, and state-anxiety. The major variable, that associated with hope, was the state-anxiety, explained 35.4% in the variance of the hope. Conclusion: Leukemic patients undergoing HSCT tended to have a high level of hope. Higher levels of self-esteem, physician's support, nurse's support and satisfaction of life were related with higher level of hope. And, higher the levels of depression and anxiety were related with a lower level of hope.