Patients' Attitude to Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Substitution as Home Therapy

@article{Kittner2006PatientsAT,
  title={Patients' Attitude to Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Substitution as Home Therapy},
  author={Jens Martin Kittner and Bodo Grimbacher and Wiebke Wulff and Burkhard J{\"a}ger and Ronald E Schmidt},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Immunology},
  year={2006},
  volume={26},
  pages={400-405}
}
Introduction. Since 2003, immunoglobulin preparations have been approved for subcutaneous (s.c.) use in Germany. Although all our adult patients on intravenous (i.v.) substitution were offered to switch to s.c. home therapy, approximately half of them refused to change. Methods. To evaluate patients' attitude towards s.c. home therapy, a questionnaire was developed and sent to 125 patients. Questions had to be answered by ticking numbers on a Likert scale from 1 (not at all) to 8 (very much… CONTINUE READING

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