A Study on the Quality of Life and Sexual Function of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Recipients

조혈모세포이식 대상자의 삶의 질과 성기능

  • Received : 2008.12.21
  • Accepted : 2009.02.19
  • Published : 2009.02.28

Abstract

Purpose: This study was to analyze the level of quality of life and sexual function of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) recipients. Method: Participants included 38 recipients of HSCT, attending hospital outpatient department. Data were collected using the quality of life scale and the sexual function scale. Data were analyzed using Descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Sheff$\acute{e}$ test, and Kruskal-Wallis test. Results: The high score of quality of life was found in the participants with the 30s age (p=0.030), being employed (p=0.001), not having admission history after HSCT (p=0.012), and not having medication (p=0.017). The sexual function was significantly influenced by employment status (p=0.001) and irradiation therapy (p=0.043). There was a significant correlation between the quality of life and the sexual function (r=0.45, p=0.004). Conclusion: The sexual function have influence on the quality of life so that it is required to develop nursing interventions for sexual function to improve the quality of life of HSCT recipients.

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