Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Occupational Participation and Quality of Life in Persons With Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease (cGVHD): An Exploratory Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Rehabilitation Medicine Department, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Outcomes Research Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Experimental Transplantation and Immunology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Rehabilitation Medicine Department, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Article Information
Assessment Development and Testing / Evidence-Based Practice / Health and Wellness / Mental Health / Occupational Therapy Practice Framework / Professional Issues / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Occupational Participation and Quality of Life in Persons With Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease (cGVHD): An Exploratory Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515287. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5068
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515287. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5068
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

This study explored the relationship between participation and quality of life (QOL) in transplant survivors with cGVHD. Participants lost nearly 30% of their global participation following the onset of cGVHD. Losses were especially notable in high-demand leisure activities. Retained global activity was associated with better physical and mental QOL. OTs can play a key role in promoting participation and well-being among persons with cGVHD.

Primary Author and Speaker: Emily Rosenthal

Contributing Authors: Sandra Mitchell, Steven Pavletic, Leora Comis