A Comparison of the Social and Medical Support Systems and Health Outcomes for Families Coping with Sickle Cell Disease in Yaoundé, Cameroon & Cape Town, South Africa
2015-05-17 18:01:17 - 2015-08-16 18:01:17
This study focuses on understanding the health disparities faced by patients with sickle cell disease and their families. It will assess the relationship between a solid social and medical support network with disease severity and health outcomes. Using in-depth interviews with both adult sickle cell patients and parents of pediatric patients, the differences in perceived burden of disease and health outcomes will be determined in both sites.