Defense Mechanisms in Patients with Bone Marrow Transplantation: A Retrospective Study

  • Christina Schwilk
  • Daniela Aeschelmann
  • Horst Kächele
  • Claudia Simons
  • Renate Arnold


The impact of defense processes on coping with life-threatening diseases has been shown in many studies, especially with regard to cancer, chronic hemodialysis, and after myocardial infarction (Gaus & Köhle, 1986). However, systematic studies on patients after bone marrow transplantation (bmt) rarely focus on defense mechanisms influencing the adaptation process.


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  • Christina Schwilk
  • Daniela Aeschelmann
  • Horst Kächele
  • Claudia Simons
  • Renate Arnold

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