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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

Locations

Yaounde, Cameroon

Date

2015-05-17 18:01:17 - 2015-08-16 18:01:17

Project Objectives

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.

Project Status

Filled

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