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Boston, Massachusetts 02114


This research study is evaluating the feasibility and impact of an intervention to improve sexual function in stem cell transplant survivors on participants' sexual function, quality of life, and mood. - It is expected that about 50 stem cell transplant survivors will take part in this research study.

Study summary:

Frequently survivors of stem cell transplantation report significant problems with their sexual function that impacts their quality of life, mood, and their intimacy and relationship with their partners. These issues can be very distressing to patients and their loved ones. The study doctors want to know if the introduction of an intervention focused on improving sexual function may improve a participant's overall care and quality of life. The intervention includes a comprehensive assessment by a transplant clinician who is trained in sexual dysfunction assessment to explore the reasons for sexual dysfunction and focus on ways to improve the participant's symptoms. The study will use a series of questionnaires to measure a participant's sexual function, quality of life, and mood. The main purpose of this study is examine whether this intervention is feasible and helpful for participants in terms of improving their symptoms and overall quality of life.


Inclusion Criteria: - Adult patients (≥18 years) with hematologic malignancy who underwent an allogeneic HCT at least 6 months prior to study enrollment. - Ability to speak English or able to complete questionnaires with assistance required from an interpreter or family member. - Positive screen for sexual dysfunction that is causing distress based on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network survivorship guidelines Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with relapsed disease post-HCT. - Significant psychiatric or other co-morbid disease, which the treating clinician believes prohibits the patient's ability to participate in the informed consent procedures.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Areej El-Jawahri, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

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Location Contact:

Boston, Massachusetts 02114
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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