SCD is associated with impaired cognition and psychological disorders1

Other psychological effects of SCD

Emotional

  • Patients reported reported a higher emotional impact with increasing vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) burden3†

Professional support

  • 29% of all patients received professional emotional support (e.g. psychiatrist, psychologist, counselling)3†
  • 72% of all patients reported a desire to receive additional support3†
 

 

*SCD related pain. Data from 55 patients completing 5,982 diary observation days.2
Results of a questionnaire completed by 299 patients with SCD in the UK.3,4

Abbreviations: SCD, sickle cell disease; VOC, vaso-occlusive crisis.

References

  1. Hasan S, et al. J Natl Med Assoc. 2003;95(5):533–538.

  2. van Tuijn CF, et al. Am J Hematol. 2017;92(2):179–186.

  3. Inusa B, et al. UK Patient Perceptions on the Symptomatic and Emotional Burden of Vaso-Occlusive Crises Resulting From Sickle Cell Disease. Poster at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Society for Haematology 2020; Nov 09–14: Virtual Event.

  4. Inusa B, et al. Patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Experience Work Impairment and Decreased Productivity. Presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Society for Haematology 2020; Nov 09–14: Virtual Event.

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