The purpose of the study is to evaluate bone mineral density and muscle strength in
survivors of bone marrow transplant. Association with age, type of transplant, steroids,
years since transplant, body composition, endocrinopathies, radiation, quality of life and
physical activity will be explored.
Bone marrow transplant survivors are at risk of diminished bone mineral density. Mechanisms
and risks are not well understood. This study will help identify risks factors for
developing this complication.
- Ages 8-30 years
- One year from transplant
- No current steroid use
- Medical conditions that would prohibit testing
- Neuropsychological conditions that prohibit completing questionnaires
Kathy Ruble, PhDc, RN
Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing