Intervention Protocol

Psychological interventions for people with hemophilia

  1. Frederica Cassis1,*,
  2. Francesca Emiliani2,
  3. John Pasi3,
  4. Laura Palareti2,
  5. Alfonso Iorio4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group

Published Online: 14 NOV 2012

Assessed as up-to-date: 5 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010215

How to Cite

Cassis F, Emiliani F, Pasi J, Palareti L, Iorio A. Psychological interventions for people with hemophilia (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD010215. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010215.

Author Information

  1. 1

    FMUSP, Hemophilia Centre of Hospital Das Clinicas, San Pablo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

  2. 2

    University of Bologna, Department of Psychology, Bologna, Italy

  3. 3

    BICMS Pathology Group, Academic Haematology Unit, London, UK

  4. 4

    McMaster University, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistic Department, Hamilton, ON, Canada

*Frederica Cassis, Hemophilia Centre of Hospital Das Clinicas, FMUSP, Umburanas street 307, San Pablo, Sao Paulo, 05464000, Brazil.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 14 NOV 2012




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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The primary purpose of this review is to evaluate if psychological therapies are helpful in improving the ability of people with hemophilia to cope with their chronic condition.

The chronic aspect of hemophilia, its clinical variabilities and the differences in treatment availability across countries are all factors that affect wellness in its emotional, intellectual, spiritual and behavioural dimensions.

The main objectives are to determine in people with hemophilia:

  1. if any psychotherapies are effective in the management of the disease;
  2. which phase of the patient's life or phase of treatment, or both, this effectiveness occurs;
  3. which psychological therapies (as described under Types of interventions) are more effective for any given situation.