Adult Sicklers Description of Sickle Cell Crisis manifestation and preventive measures

Authors(4) :-Ubah C. I, Nwaneri A. C., Ezenduka P. O., Ndie E. C.

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder characterized by defective haemoglobin. It manifest by episodes of crisis which is a menance to the patients and their families. The purpose of the study is to assess the self-description of sickles cell crisis and frightening factors by the adult sicklers. A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. 232 adult sickle cell patients who attend sickle cell clinic at UNTH and Enugu State University Teaching Hospital Parklane, Enugu from July to Dec 2013 were used for the study. The data were collected using questionnaire constructed by the researchers. A splite –half method was use to find the reliability of co-relation co-efficient of 0.81. The findings show that 126 (54.3) reported pain in the chest and stomach, 224 (96.6%) reported pains in bones of the legs, arms and hips, 85(36.6%) reported headache while 150 (64.5%) described not drinking enough water as triggering factor to sickle cell crisis and 144 (62.1%) described malaria as a triggering factor to the crisis. It is recommended that care givers should put into consideration these symptoms and triggering factors identified by adult sickle cell patient while caring for them.

Authors and Affiliations

Ubah C. I
Department of Nursing Science, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria
Nwaneri A. C.
Department of Nursing Science Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Nigeria
Ezenduka P. O.
Department of Nursing Science Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria
Ndie E. C.
Department of Nursing Science Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria

Sickle Cell Crisis, Adult Sicklers, Triggering Factor

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 3 | May-June 2016
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 350-353
Manuscript Number : IJSRST162386
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Ubah C. I, Nwaneri A. C., Ezenduka P. O., Ndie E. C., " Adult Sicklers Description of Sickle Cell Crisis manifestation and preventive measures", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.350-353, May-June-2016.
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