Coping Strategies Modify Risk of Depression Associated with Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Symptomatology
cancer, coping, depression, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, oncology
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To determine whether coping strategies modify the risk of depression among allogeneic recipients experiencing post-transplant-related symptomatology, 105 participants (mean age = 52 years, 42% female) completed questionnaires 90 days post-transplant. A total of 28 percent reported depressive symptoms. Univariate correlations indicated that depression was associated with greater transplant-related symptomatology and avoidance, acceptance/resignation, and emotional discharge coping. Depression was negatively associated with problem-solving coping. Moderator analyses indicated that transplant-related symptomatology was significantly associated with depression among patients who frequently used maladaptive coping and rarely used adaptive coping. These data suggest that transplant-related symptomatology, combined with maladaptive coping, place patients at risk of depression.
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Journal of Health Psychology, v. 23, issue 8, p. 1028-1037
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Barata, Anna; Gonzalez, Brian D.; Sutton, Steven K.; Small, Brent J.; Jacobsen, Paul B.; Field, Teresa; Fernandez, Hugo; and Jim, Heather S. L., "Coping Strategies Modify Risk of Depression Associated with Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Symptomatology" (2016). Aging Studies Faculty Publications. 29.