Journal: JPR:BioMedRx:An International Journal

Article Id: JPRS-HPRS-0000281
Title: A prospective clinical evaluation of quality of life and co–morbidity of patients with chronic blood transfusion and chelation therapy
Category: Hospital Pharmacy Related Study
Section: Research Article
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    The patient with hemoglobinopathy like Thalassemia major (TM), Bone marrow dysfunction, and Sickle cell disease are requiring chronic blood transfusion in their life time to survive. Among these, thalassemia major is one of the most common hemoglopinopathy in world wide. This study was done to assess the quality of life of the patients with chronic blood transfusion and chelation therapy. The Quality of Life Scores were obtained through the self-administered SF-36 questionnaire. The study subjects were asked to answer the SF-36 questionnaire every three months once. After 6 months the SF 36 General Health mean score was 63.58 ± 12.98 (P < 0.05). The highest mean score was 69.37 ± 11.61. The mean difference after the final reviews was statistically significant. The preponderance of scores used to assess quality of life suggests that there is a direct and independent effect on quality of life when treated with transfusion and ironchelation therapy.

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    Tamilselvan T*, Abhay Dharamsi1 , Vijaya Raghavan2

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    * PSG Collge of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Coimbatore, India.
    1Karpagam University, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Coimbatore, India.
    2PSG Collge of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutics, Coimbatore, India.

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    Tamilselvan T
    Department of Pharmacy Practice,
    PSG College of Pharmacy,
    Peelamaedu,
    Coimbatore – 641004
    Tamilnadu, India


    Received on:17-01-2013; Revised on: 28-01-2013; Accepted on:25-02-2013

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    Author:

    Tamilselvan T*, Abhay Dharamsi1 , Vijaya Raghavan2

    Title:A prospective clinical evaluation of quality of life and co–morbidity of patients with chronic blood transfusion and chelation therapy
    Journal:JPR:BioMedRx:An International Journal
    Vol(issue):1 (March)
    Year:2013
    Page No: (284-287)
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    Methodology:chronic blood transfusion and chelation therapy
    Research Materials:patients

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chelation therapy chronic blood transfusion thalassemia

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