October, 10 2019

Implications of a Paediatrician-psychologist Tandem for Sickle Cell Disease Care and Impact on Cognitive Functioning


< 18 Years

About the study

Sickle cell disease (SCD) necessitates a paediatric treatment plan that considers the
influence of psychological, family and intercultural factors. At the Louis-Mourier Hospital
(APHP) in Colombes, France, a paediatric-psychological partnership where a clinical
psychologist accompanies the paediatrician at programmed consultations was introduced.

The psychological repercussions of SCD were assessed among children and their parents treated
in Colombes and in two other paediatric units without a paediatric-psychological partnership.

Study Type



< 18 Years



Inclusion Criteria

– Children under 18 years old

– Major form of SCD (SS, SC, Sβ° thal, Sβ+ thal) diagnosed by electrophoresis

Exclusion Criteria

– Child or parent residing in France less than 6 months

– Having received SCD treatment in more than one centre


  • Other

Outcome measures

  • ROCF recall scores (Rey-Osterrieth complex figure test)

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