Author Archive | Ambroise Wonkam

Psychosocial Burden of Sickle Cell Disease on Parents.

The chronicity of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) could impair the quality of life of caregivers. We studied 130 Cameroonian parents with SCD-affected children with a survey instrument including a 38-item stress factors scale. Parents participants were urban dwellers (89 %), female (80 %), married (60.2 %), employed (61.7 %). The majority (88.3 %) experienced moderate/ […]

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Would you Terminate a Pregnancy Affected by Sickle Cell Disease? Views of Doctors, Parents and Patients in Cameroon.

We studied views of 110 doctors, 130 parents with one living child with SCD, and 89 adults patients suffering from SCD, regarding prenatal genetic diagnosis and termination of a SCD-affected pregnancy. The majority accepted the principle of prenatal genetic diagnosis for SCD (78.7%, 89.8% and 89.2%). The majority of parents accepted the principle of termination […]

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