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Joint status, pain and quality of life in elderly people with haemophilia : a case-control study
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Introduction: Elderly people with haemophilia (PwH) develop haemophilic arthropathy, pain, and reduced health-related quality of life (HR-QoL). The condition of elderly mild haemophilia patients have rarely been evaluated. This study aimed to compare joint status, pain, and HR-QoL between elderly with mild, moderate/severe haemophilia and healthy elderlies.Methods: Knee/ankle abnormalities were assessed by ultrasound (HEAD-US) and physical examination (HJHS 2.1). Pain severity and pain interference were investigated using the Brief Pain Inventory. Pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) were obtained at knees/ankles and forehead. Functional limitations were evaluated using the 2-Minute-Walking-Test, Timed-Up-and-Go and HAL. The EQ-5D-5L questionnaire evaluated HR-QoL. Healthy controls (HCs) and elderly individuals with moderate/severe and mild haemophilia were compared using Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U tests.Results: From the 46 elderly PwH approached, 40 individuals (>= 60 years) with haemophilia A/B (17 moderate/severe; 23 mild) and 20 age-matched HCs were recruited. Moderate/severe PwH displayed worse joint status, lower PPTs, and poorer HR-QoL than mild PwH and HCs (p-value = .010-<.001). HEAD-US abnormalities were observed in 100% of knees and 94% of ankles in moderate/severe PwH, versus 50% of knees and 61% of ankles in mild PwH. Pain was reported by 80% and 57% of moderate/severe and mild PwH, respectively. Low PPTs, functional limitations, and poor HR-QoL scores were likewise observed in some mild PwH, yet without significantly differing from HCs.Conclusion: This study highlights poor joint/functional status, pain, and HR-QoL outcomes in elderly with moderate/severe haemophilia. A few mild haemophilia subjects presented joint abnormalities, pain, functional limitations, and poor HR-QoL, without significantly differing from HCs.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Haemophilia / World Federation of Hemophilia. - Oxford
Publication
Hoboken : Wiley , 2023
ISSN
1351-8216
DOI
10.1111/HAE.14890
Volume/pages
29 :6 (2023) , p. 1621-1632
ISI
001086052100001
Pubmed ID
37861076
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