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Financial and psycosocial impact of transition in sickle cell disease

What are the financial and social implications for individuals living with SCD from adolescence transitioning into adult care? What impact does this transition have on the caregiver and family as a whole?

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It is very difficult for many living with SCD to maintain employment (many people have to rely on disability benefits to survive) finish school, even maintain relationships. Greater understanding of the financial and social impact would enable advocacy and direct patient service organizations to better prepare the transitioning population, reducing the financial strain on the individual and the growing medical debt incurred by hospitals and government social service programs.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Sickle Cell Warriors, Inc. community members

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psychosocial care in sickle cell disease

What are the most effective trans-disciplinary and multi-level strategies for accelerating psychosocial care with sickle cell disease and how psychosocial factors impact families?

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Since sickle cell has multiple layers in medical treatment strategies, how can the same thought process happen when it comes to psychosocial matters? How can the NHLBI develop effective patient engagement trans-disciplinary and multi-level strategies that work with medical strategies to deal with psychosocial matters for individuals and families?

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Brain-Heart Connections

Depression and CHD will become the 2 leading causes of disability in the next decade. Chronic as well as traumatic stress increases CVD risk by about 50%. Although we understand that there are connections between psychosocial stress, affective disorders, and CVD, we do not understand the vast array of brain areas that impact the CV system and the mechanisms connecting them. Neuroscience has made great leaps in understanding... more »

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For example, we still do not have a comprehensive understanding of how depression increases incident CHD.

Alternative treatments for depression are needed that target disrupted pathways known to promote CVD (e.g. autonomic, inflammation).

What are the mechanisms through which PTSD doubles incident CHD within a decade?

What are the mechanisms through which exercise, sleep, and certain diet patterns mediate the effects of psychosocial stress on health?

Not all stressed people get CVD and some data suggests that coping style mediates stress effects on CVD risk. If so, perhaps we can teach coping styles. But to do so we need to know more about whether and how certain coping styles modulate stress effects on the CV system.

A major cause of psychosocial stress in modern America is social density. The higher the density, the less tolerance there is for deviance from the norm. How does increased social density effect CV physiology? Are there ways to intervene through spatial partitioning or interaction patterns that alter perceptions of crowdedness or lack of privacy?

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We have all the tools to address this over-arching area and these specific questions. They just need to be made a priority.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Carol Shively

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