Volume 16, Issue 2 (10-2010)                   Horizon Med Sci 2010, 16(2): 29-36 | Back to browse issues page

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Manookian A, Asadi M, Nikbakht Nasrabadi A. Children's Experiences of Bone Marrow Transplantation:A qualitative research. Horizon Med Sci. 2010; 16 (2) :29-36
URL: http://hms.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-898-en.html
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  Background and Aim: Bone marrow transplantation is a strange, frightening and stressful experience for a child. The child is going through a lot of physical-psychological problems during the process of transplantation. Of course, it is important for medical team, especially for nurses, to recognize and discover their experienced world during hospitalization. The aim of this study is to determine children's experiences during bone marrow transplantation process.

  Materials and Methods : This research is a phenomenological qualitative study, in which 6 children with hematological disorders who underwent bone marrow transplantation, were assessed via profound and semi-structured interviews during hospitalization after bone marrow transplantation process. There were two sessions of interview each of which lasted for one hour. The content of interview was recorded and analyzed through conventional content analysis method after documentation.

  Results: Totally, there were six main themes which consisted of: hope to absolute convalesce, happiness of transplantation, closer family relationship, solitary and loneliness, encountering difficulties of transplantation, preparates and threatening of transplantation.

  Conclusion: The child experiences a huge world of happiness, sorrow, stress, worry and different feelings during transplantation process. Also, a majority of the children had a lot of never told before secrets and statements that considering and recognizing clever points in their statements can help nurses to prepare a better nursing care.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Basic Medical Science
Received: 2010/10/10 | Published: 2010/10/15

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