Impact of delirium on decision-making capacity after hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Psychosomatics, Volume 51, Issue 4, p.320-9 (2010)

Keywords:

2010, Adult, Center-Authored Paper, Clinical Research Division, Decision Making, Delirium, Female, Follow-Up Studies, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, Humans, Male, Mental Competency, Middle Aged, Prospective Studies

Abstract:

Delirium is a common complication of myeloablative hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT), yet no studies have explored the later effects of an episode of delirium in this setting on patients' decision-making capacity after the acute symptoms of delirium have resolved.