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A study of elite sport-inspired coaching for patients after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

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A need for social support is often expressed after hospitalization post HSCT. Emotional support and positive psychological constructs play an important role in post-HSCT recovery. Interventions generating positive affect can influence the health and well-being of transplant patients. It has been established that coaching in elite sport area leads to performance by playing a decisive role in maintaining the athlete's feelings of hope and autonomy in order to enable him or her to achieve their goals. In this single-center, prospective, one-arm study, we evaluated, in 32 post-HSCT patients, the acceptability of a coaching program inspired by elite sport coaching. Benefits were evaluated by questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. The coaching program was accepted by 97% of the patients. Analysis of the scores on the "Means" sub-dimension of Hope showed a significant increase over time (p = 0.0249 < 0.05) for every patient. Qualitative analysis of patient's satisfaction pointed out that this support facilitated the transition to a life without illness in particular in the non-hospital context of coaching sessions. Our results show that a "sport-inspired coaching" may offer an innovative approach supporting psychological and social recovery after HSCT and helping to start and/or maintain the processes leading to psychological well-being.

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hal-03623203 , version 1 (29-03-2022)

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Sarah Cuvelier, Didier Blaise, Jean-Marie Boher, Charlène Villaron-Goetgheluck, Sebastien Justafré, et al.. A study of elite sport-inspired coaching for patients after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplantation, 2021, 56 (11), pp.2755-2762. ⟨10.1038/s41409-021-01401-y⟩. ⟨hal-03623203⟩
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