Measuring musculoskeletal symptoms in cancer survivors who receive hematopoietic cell transplantation.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice, Volume 4, Issue 3, p.225-35 (2010)

Keywords:

2010, Adolescent, Adult, Center-Authored Paper, Clinical Research Division, Cross-Sectional Studies, Depression, Female, Health Status, Hematologic Neoplasms, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Pilot Projects, Prevention Center Core Facility, Psychometrics, Questionnaires, Risk Factors, Shared Resources, Survivors, Young Adult

Abstract:

Beyond documentation of high prevalence rates, research has not examined the qualities and characteristics of musculoskeletal symptoms in cancer survivors, possibly because measures have not been validated specifically for the assessment of these symptoms in survivors. We report here on a new measure of muscle and joint symptoms for survivors of hematologic malignancies and hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT).