Emotional Needs of Caregivers and Patient/Spouse Couples During Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT)
- Assess expression of emotion, as a function of patient presence, among spousal or other
cohabiting caregivers (CG) of post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients.
- Assess desynchrony among subjective (self-report) and expressive indicators of emotion,
as a function of patient presence, in these participants.
- Correlate CG dispositional inhibition and desynchrony with physical and marital
satisfaction in these participants.
OUTLINE: Caregivers (CG) complete written questionnaires assessing demographics, positive
and negative affect, dispositional inhibition, marital satisfaction, and physical health
over 45 minutes to 1 hour on day 1. CG then engage in two oral emotional expression
exercises (on the topic of caregiving and the transplant) over 2 hours on day 2. Patients
are present for one oral emotional expression exercise.
Participants are followed at 2 weeks and 6 months.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 60 patient/spouse couples will be accrued for this study
within 18 months.
Shelby Langer, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
United States: Federal Government
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