Haemophilia in its most severe clinical form can lead to alterations in the physical and psychosocial state with important repercussions on the quality of life. Purpose. A retrospective study was conducted to highlight the impact of haemophilic arthropathy on quality of life. Materials. We considered 25 patients, with a mean age of 42 years (min 17 - max 71) with haemophilia A, 18 had the severe clinical form (72%). The WFH Physical Examination Score, specific for haemophilia, was used for joint function; the joints examined were: Knee, ankle, hip and elbow. To assess the quality of life, two generic self-filling questionnaires were used, SF-36 and the EQ 5D. Results. Significant statistical values have shown that arthropathy affects the SF-36 domain of general health (p < 0.010) and the subjective well-being EQ-VAS (p = 0.007). Conclusions. In the treatment of haemophilic arthropathy, prevention is essential, understood both as a prophylactic medical therapy and as a physiotherapeutic treatment in order to maintain or improve joint function and at the same time play a fundamental role in improving the quality of life of patients.
|Translated title of the contribution||Assessment of quality of life and arthropathy in adult hemophilic patients|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2021|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health