Psychological aspects of pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation



The article is devoted to the psychological effects of one of the newest type of treatment for the patients with oncological, hematological or metabolical diseases. HSCT is a highly specific, complex and stressful treatment that places high demands on the adaptation abilities of the patients and their families. This article provides an overview of the main issues and results of psychological researches with the attention on the difficulties of the research in this field. The author identifies promising targets for the future research.

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Keywords: рsychooncology, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, psychological adaptation, distress

Journal rubric: Theory and Methodology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Khain A.E. Psychological aspects of pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2015. Vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 116–125. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Alina E. Khain, PhD in Psychology, Head of Clinical Psychology Department, Dmitry Rogachev National Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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