Self-Reported Distress: Adult Acute Leukemia Survivors During and After Induction Therapy.

Lester JL, Stout R, Crosthwaite K, Andersen BL
Clin J Oncol Nurs 21 211-218 04/01/2017


BACKGROUND: Data suggest that acute leukemia survivors experience moderate to severe distress that does not significantly decline from diagnosis through survivorship.

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to assess acute leukemia survivors' level and source of self-reported distress from active cancer treatment through six months post-treatment.

METHODS: A cross-sectional group-comparison design was used. Male (n = 60) and female (n = 40) survivors aged 19-84 years were accrued from a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. Patients were sampled at four time points.

FINDINGS: Self-reported distress was elevated for all groups. Highest distress scores were found during induction therapy.

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