Quality of Life and Family Burden in Hemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Recipients

조혈모세포이식 환자의 삶의 질과 가족 부담감

  • Bok, Ji-Na (Catholic Hemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Center, The Catholic University St. Mary's Hospital) ;
  • Sohng, Kyeong-Yae (College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea) ;
  • Park, Han-Jong (College of Nursing, The Catholic University)
  • 복지나 (가톨릭대학교 성모병원 조혈모세포이식센터) ;
  • 송경애 (가톨릭대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 박한종 (가톨릭대학교 간호대학)
  • Published : 2005.08.31


Purpose: To investigate the degree and relationship of the quality of life(QOL) and family burden in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation recipients(HSCTr) at admission and discharge to isolation unit. Method: Data were obtained by interviewing from 60 HSCTr and 50 of their primary caregivers' and were analyzed by SAS program. Result: The degree of quality of life in pre and post HSCTr was significantly lower in the group who had physical discomfort compared with those who had no physical discomfort. The mean score of quality of life in pre HSCTr was significantly lower compared with in post HSCTr. Objective burden of family was higher than subjective one. Conclusion: QOL in HSCTr showed lower in the group of who had medical history, physical discomfort, no hope for cure and more than 5 weeks of length of stay. On the basis of these results, it is necessary to develop nursing intervention and to apply nursing care for improving their quality of life.