Health status and quality of life in patients with severe hemophilia A: A cross-sectional survey

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Majid Davari
Zahra Gharibnaseri
Roya Ravanbod
Abolfazl Sadeghi *
(*) Corresponding Author:
Abolfazl Sadeghi | abolfazlsadeghi32@gmail.com

Abstract

Among different groups of hemophiliacs, those suffering from Severe Hemophilia A (SHA) are most vulnerable to the complications of the disease. This study investigated the Health-Related Quality of Life (HR-QoL) among adult patients with SHA. A cross-sectional study was designed to gather demographic and clinical information from adult patients with SHA. Patients with inhibitors were excluded. The remaining were asked to complete the HR-QoL questionnaire after being examined for joint health using the Hemophilia Joint HealthScore (HJHS). The HR-QoL and joint conditions were measured in 38 patients. The mean EQ-5D value scores were 0.46 (SD=0.23) while the mean Visual Analogous Scale score was 50 (SD=18.7). The clinical examination of patients indicated that the HJHS were as follows: eight patients had a score of 55-75, 12 patients had a score of 40-55, 7 of them (25-40) and 11 patients had a score of 10-25. The results obtained from this study showed that HR-QoL in hemophilia patients was considerably low. Pain, anxiety/depression, and motion limitations were the main causes of the disutility for these patients respectively.


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