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Quality of Life and Social and Psychological Outcomes in Adulthood Following Allogeneic HSCT in Childhood for Inborn Errors of Immunity

Nicholson, Bethany; Goodman, Rupert; Day, James; Worth, Austen; Carpenter, Ben; Sandford, Kit; Morris, Emma C; ... Campbell, Mari; + view all (2022) Quality of Life and Social and Psychological Outcomes in Adulthood Following Allogeneic HSCT in Childhood for Inborn Errors of Immunity. Journal of Clinical Immunology 10.1007/s10875-022-01286-6. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) is well established as a corrective treatment for many inborn errors of immunity (IEIs) presenting in childhood. Due to improved techniques, more transplants are undertaken and patients are living longer. However, long-term complications can significantly affect future health and quality of life. Previous research has focused on short-term medical outcomes and little is known about health or psychosocial outcomes in adulthood. OBJECTIVE: This project aimed to ascertain the long-term social and psychological outcomes for adults who underwent HSCT for IEI during childhood. METHODS: Adult patients, who had all undergone HSCT for IEI during childhood at two specialist immunology services at least 5 years previously, were invited to participate in the study. Questionnaires and practical tasks assessed their current functioning and circumstances. Information was also gathered from medical notes. Data was compared with population norms and a control group of participant-nominated siblings or friends. RESULTS: Eighty-three patients and 46 matched controls participated in the study. Patients reported significantly better physical health-related quality of life than the general population norm, but significantly worse than matched controls. Patient's self-reported physical health status and the perceived impact of their physical health on everyday life were worse than matched controls and patients reported higher levels of anxiety and lower mood than the general population. For those where their IEI diagnosis was not associated with a learning disability, cognitive function was generally within the normal range. CONCLUSIONS: Patients who have had a HSCT in childhood report mixed psychosocial outcomes in adulthood. More research is needed to establish screening protocols and targeted interventions to maximize holistic outcomes. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Screening for holistic needs and common mental health difficulties should be part of routine follow-up. Information should be provided to patients and families in order to support decision-making regarding progression to transplant and the early identification of any difficulties.

Type: Article
Title: Quality of Life and Social and Psychological Outcomes in Adulthood Following Allogeneic HSCT in Childhood for Inborn Errors of Immunity
Location: Netherlands
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s10875-022-01286-6
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10875-022-01286-6
Language: English
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Keywords: Very long-term outcome, allogeneic HSCT for IEI, mental health, psychosocial outcome, quality of life
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Population, Policy and Practice Dept
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Infection and Immunity
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10151028
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