Interventions for Patients and Caregivers to Improve Knowledge of Sickle Cell Disease and Recognition of its Related Complications

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Systematic Review

Source: The Cochrane Collaborative

Last Reviewed: October 2016

In this Cochrane systematic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found that educational programs can improve knowledge and understanding of sickle cell disease and decrease depression in people who have sickle cell disease. Researchers also found that these interventions can improve caregivers’ knowledge about sickle cell disease, though the effect on caregiver knowledge was not sustained in the studies included in the review.

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Asnani, M.R., Quimby, K.R., Bennett, N.R. & Francis, D.K. (2016). Interventions for patients and caregivers to improve knowledge of sickle cell disease and recognition of its related complications. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016 (10). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011175.pub2.