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gsk2Thank you to those who shared your ITP experiences through our online survey, and thanks to GlaxoSmithKline for funding and developing the questionnaire.

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A total of 1,002 ITP patients and 1,031 age and gender-matched controls answered questions from three standard quality-of-life questionnaires plus additional questions in a survey funded by Amgen. Selected results were published in three journal articles. Below are links to the abstracts. Contact PDSA for copies of the articles.

  • “Impact of ITP on physician visits and workplace productivity.”

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  • “Health-related quality of life of immune thrombocytopenic purpura patients: results from a web-based survey.”

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  • “Impact of corticosteroid-related symptoms in patients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura: results of a survey of 985 patients.”

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Selected Treatment Results



PRAYER 40.92%   MEDITATION 11.27%   VISUALIZATION 9.86%   PSYCHOTHERAPY 6.36%   POSITIVE THINKING 37.91%
 Platelets      Platelets      Platelets      Platelets      Platelets  
  › Some 48.66%     › Some 43.69%     › Some 42.22%     › Some 24.14%     › Some 41.45%
  › Sustained 24.87%     › Sustained 14.56%     › Sustained 14.44%     › Sustained 6.90%     › Sustained 19.42%
 Bleeding      Bleeding      Bleeding      Bleeding      Bleeding  
  › Some 49.20%     › Some 43.69%     › Some 38.46%     › Some 24.14%     › Some 43.77%
  › Normal 24.33%     › Normal 16.50%     › Normal 12.09%     › Normal 10.34%     › Normal 18.84%
 Side Effects      Side Effects      Side Effects      Side Effects      Side Effects  
  › Some 4.28%     › Some 4.85%     › Some 3.41%     › Some 8.62%     › Some 6.07%
  › Severe 1.34%     › Severe 0.00%     › Severe 0.00%     › Severe 0.00%     › Severe 1.73%
                           

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