2012-2013 Quality of Life


2012-2013 Quality of Life

Theme of the year “Quality of Life in Hematology” (June 2012-June 2013)   

For many years, through its dedicated scientific workinggroup and sessions at its Annual Congress, the European Hematology Association has underscored the commitment of hematologists to address the issue of quality of life of patients affected by hematologic diseases.Understandably, when the EHA Communication Committee initiated a “theme of the year” scheme as a thread to link all initiatives driven by hematologists on a specific item, the theme “Quality of Life” was unanimously selected as the first choice.

The theme of the year Quality of Life was launched at the 17th Congress of EHA in June 2012 and will run until June 2013.

Publications on Quality of Life

Guidelines Patient-reported outcomes in hematology (a free copy of the book is available upon request via communication@ehaweb.org)

Newsletter May 2012: Theme of the Year: Quality of Life in Hematology - Open Window an art-project

Newsletter May 2012: The importance of Patient-Reported Outcomes: interview with Professor Sam Salek

Newsletter November 2012: Quality of Life - Do your patients perceive it the same way as you do?

Haematologica January 2013: Quality of Life in hematology: European Hematology Association theme of the year … and years to come 

Haematologica January 2013: Can an art intervention influence quality of life in a hospitalized patient? 

Haematologica February 2013: Parameters detected by geriatric and quality of life assessment in 195 older patients with myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia are highly predictive for outcome

Haematologica March 2013: A high lever of fatigue among long-term survivors of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: results from the longitudinal populations-based PROFILES registry in the south of the Netherlands

Haematologica June 2013: Patients’ needs in hematology: whose perspectives?