During 2018 and 2019 I conducted research with fellow colleagues at the university of the Free State as part of the academic prerequisites for obtaining a masters degree in psychiatry.
We simply evaluated all available patients with haemophilia, or other inherited bleeding disorders, with the help of standardised evaluation forms and conducted physical examinations as well. We then analysed the data for possible risk factors which would be amenable with the purpose of improving these patients’ quality of life.
Many thanks to the selfless work of prof. Marius Coetzee, prof. Richard Nichol, prof. Gina Joubert and dr. Jaco Joubert, whose assistance was imperative in finishing this work.
The research was published as a letter to the editor of the official journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia, European Association for Haemohilia and Allied Disorders and the Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Society.