Child and parent perspectives of the chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) symptom experience: a concept elicitation study.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (2013)

Keywords:

2013, Clinical Research Division, October 2013

Abstract:

Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant and is associated with a wide range of distressing symptoms. A pediatric measure of cGVHD-related symptoms is needed to advance clinical research. Our aim was to elicit descriptions of the cGVHD symptom experience directly from children and to compare the specific language used by children to describe their symptoms and the comprehension of symptom concepts across the developmental spectrum.