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2022 Apr 04

Pediatr Blood Cancer

Healthcare utilization and the quality of life of children and adolescents with sickle cell disease.


Youth diagnosed with sickle cell disease (SCD) are at increased risk of poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL) due to the complexities associated with this disease. The literature notes that predictors such as pain and poor mental health are associated with increased healthcare access; however, the connection between healthcare use and their overall well-being has been understudied. This study investigates whether healthcare utilization predicts the HRQOL in youth with SCD.