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Families of children with sickle cell disease: an integrative review

Elaine Cristina Rodrigues Gesteira, Regina Szylit Bousso, Maira Deguer Misko, Carolliny Rossi de Faria Ichikawa, Patrícia Peres de Oliveira

Abstract


Aim:  To  identify  scientific  evidence  about  families  of  children  with sickle  cell  disease.  Method:  An  integrative  review  of  the  search  used the  following descriptors:  anemia  sickle  cell;  hemoglobin  SC  disease;  hemoglobin sickle;  family; family  relations;  and,  child.  The  search  was  carried  out  for  literature  in  Portuguese, English,  and  Spanish.  The  search  used  databases  such  as  MEDLINE,  LILACS,  CINAHL, and PubMed, and looked for articles published between January 2005 and January 2015. Results:   There   were   16   articles   selected  that   originated  the   following  thematic categories: the impact of sickle cell disease on the family, psychosocial effects on family dynamics,  child's  quality  of  life,  and  family  and  social  support/support  networks. Discussion:  The  studies  report  that  the  family  remains  the  main  provider  of  care  for children  with  sickle  cell  disease,  and  that  families  faces  challenges  in  achieving comprehensive care and fighting for their children’s quality of life. C onclusion: This evidence  will  provide  support  for  multi-professional  teams  in the  construction  of continuous care for the families of children who are sickle cell patients.

Keywords


Sickle Cell Desease; Family; Nursing.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17665/1676-4285.20165289