Title

Coping Strategies Modify Risk of Depression Associated with Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Symptomatology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2016

Keywords

cancer, coping, depression, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, oncology

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105316642004

Abstract

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.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Health Psychology, v. 23, issue 8, p. 1028-1037

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