Volume 27, Issue 1

DOI: 10.24205/03276716.2017.1024

Effects of Training In Communication Skills In The Expression of Emotions and Locus Of Control In Patients of Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT)

The HSCT requires a period of isolation in which great discomfort due the side effects, risk of complications and separation from family and social relationships, can be experienced. The aim was to determine the effect of training on emotional communication measured through changes in locus of control and in levels of emotional suppression. We had two groups of patients, one performed a program of pycho-oncological intervention (n = 22) and the other performed the same program plus an additional module in communication (n = 26). The results showed that the training in communication increased the benefits of the psychological program pre-transplant. The group that received the additional module improved the internal locus control and the emotional expression of anger, worry and sadness.

psychological intervention, HSCT, communication skills, emotional suppression, locus of control

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