Quality of life assessment in children commencing home INR self-testing

Sophie Jones, Paul Monagle, Elizabeth Manias, Aisha A.K. Bruce, Fiona Newall

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Abstract

Introduction Management of oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) in children is complex and frequent testing of the International Normalised Ratio (INR) is a significant burden. This study evaluates the impact of a home INR self-testing (home ST) program on the quality of life (QoL) of children and their families. The aim of the study was to determine if participation in a home ST program improves QoL for children requiring long-term OAT and their families. Materials and Methods Children aged eight to 18 years requiring long-term OAT and parents of children participated. Quantitative methods comprised three validated QoL questionnaires; the anticoagulation specific PAC QL

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-43
Number of pages7
JournalThrombosis Research
Volume132
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anticoagulation
  • Children
  • Quality of life
  • Self-testing
  • Warfarin therapy

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