- Recommendation ID
- Non-pharmacological interventions for patients with an acute painful sickle cell episode:- For patients with an acute painful sickle cell episode, are non-pharmacological interventions, such as massage, effective in improving their recovery from the episode?
- Any explanatory notes
- Why this is important:- There was a lack of evidence on the potential benefits of supportive interventions for patients with an acute painful sickle cell episode. An RCT should be conducted that examines the effect of providing rehabilitation interventions that are aimed at improving a patient's recovery after an acute painful sickle cell episode. Such interventions could include massage and physical therapy. The intervention should be provided within the hospital setting, and patients should be followed up 7 days after the episode. Data should be collected to inform outcomes such as length of stay, health-related quality of life and coping strategies.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Sickle cell disease: managing acute painful episodes in hospital
- Date issued
- June 2012
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|