1 School of Nursing, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Udine, Italy.
2 Hematology Unit, Azienda USL-IRCCS Reggio Emilia, Italy.
3 Hematology and Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation centre, “Federico II” University Hospital of Naples, Italy.
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cystitis (HC) is a severe complication occurring after haematopoietic
stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in 13-40% of patients, caused by
infectious and/or non-infectious factors that increase the in-hospital
length of stay and the risk of mortality of transplanted recipients.
Although different management interventions have been suggested in the
literature, available knowledge on interventions performed by Italian
nurses in their daily practices has not been documented to date.
Materials and Methods
|Table 1. Sociodemographic characteristics of participant nurses and HSCT centres (=38).|
|Table 2. HC data in the involved Italian HSCT centres (=38).|
|Table 3. HC preventive and treatment interventions as applied by nurses in Italian HSCT centres (=38).|
|Figure 1. Applied interventions to relieve HC-associated pain by Italian nurses in HSCT centres (n =38).|
|Table 4. Professional experiences of Italian nurses while managing a patient with HC (n=38).|