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The social and psychological effects of haemophilia on patients and their families

Markova I & Forbes CD (1979) The social and psychological effects of haemophilia on patients and their families. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2 (4), pp. 515-517.

Since its original description in the Babylonian Talmud the bleeding problems of the haemophiliac have dominated medical thinking and it is only in the last few years that these have been adequately controlled by the infusion of plasma concentrates. The major outstanding problems of these families are social and psychological and this has been the subject of our investigations for the past six years. Three projects have been carried out at the Royal Infirmary Glasgow and at the Department of Psychology, University of Stirling: 1. Self-perception and risk-taking behaviourofhaemophiliacs 2. Parent-child interaction in haemophilia 3. Education and the haemophilic child The aim of these projects was twofold: First, to advance knowledge concerning the nature of the social and psychological problems of haemophilic patients and their families, and secondly, to make proposals for the practical care of the patient and his family through counselling services.

International Journal of Rehabilitation Research: Volume 2, Issue 4

Author(s)Markova, Ivana; Forbes, Charles D
Publication date31/12/1979
PublisherLippincott, Williams and Wilkins
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