Parental and other factors associated with hydroxyurea use for pediatric sickle cell disease Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anemia, Sickle Cell
  • Antisickling Agents
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Hydroxyurea
  • Parents

abstract

  • Pervasive concerns about HU safety exist, even among parents of current users. Varying knowledge among parents appears to be independent of their demographics, and is associated with HU use. Inter-institutional variability in parental knowledge and drug uptake highlights potentially potent site-specific influences on likelihood of HU use. Overall, these survey data underscore the need for strategies to bolster parental understanding about benefits of HU and address concerns about its safety.

publication date

  • April 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3625668

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/pbc.24381

PubMed ID

  • 23129068

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 653

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 60

number

  • 4