Participants were recruited face-to-face in the Cancer Center at a large academic medical center in the metro Chicago area by health care providers and research team members. Participants were informed that their interactions with members of the research team had no impact on their candidacy for transplant.
Eligibility criteria: Inclusion criteria: Adults over the age of 18 years receiving a hematopoietic stem cell transplant at the large academic medical center. Exclusion criteria: Participants who did not complete any measures of social support or treatment adherence during the 12-month period post-transplant.
There was no financial or other type of compensation for participants.