Objectives We aimed to assess functional status in children with hemophilic arthropathy and to search eventual factors related to this functional status.
Methods In this cross sectional study, we included 25 children affected by haemophilia with chronic involvement of at least one joint (all boys, age of 11.6±3.7 years, mean disease duration of 10.8±3.4years, severe haemophilia (28%) and moderate (72%)). Characteristics of haemophilic arthropathy were collected. Children were asked to complete The Moroccan version of child health assessment questionnaire (CHAQ).
The median CHAQ was 0.5 (0.06, 1.37) and the median global assessment was 30 (5,60). The CHAQ does not correlate to number of affected joints. A fair correlation was found between CHAQ and VAS pain (r=0.521; p=0.01). CHAQ correlated strongly with age onset of haemophilic arthropathy in 2 sites: shoulders (r=-1; p<0.0001) and hips (r=-1; p<0.0001).
Conclusions This study suggests that functional status seems to be strongly associated to involvement of hip and shoulder and that it’s also related to pain. Those results should be verified by larger studies.
Disclosure of Interest None Declared