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  • SOC1: Which social areas do the use of Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Screening influence and how?
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Which social areas do the use of Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Screening influence and how?

Authors: Lotte Groth Jensen, Claus Loevschall, Anne Lee

Internal reviewers: Felix Gurtner, Allessandra Lo Scalzo

AAA is uncommon in people under the age of 60 (see result card RC-CUR3). The mean age of patients undergoing AAA repair is reported to be 72.1 (see result card RC-SAF1). While most patients diagnosed with an AAA may be out of the workforce, daily life may be still be affected.

The detection of an AAA might entail surveillance and AAA repair (operation) might be recommended (see result card RC-CUR14).

A study by Berterö et al. points to limitations on daily life following the detection of an AAA. Patients felt more restricted and were conscious of a risk in relation to doing something that could be seen as hazardous, such as carrying heavy loads {1}.

A study by Letterstaal et al. shows patients experiencing limitations and needing help from relatives and healthcare staff after AAA operation {2}.

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Jensen L et al. Result Card SOC1 In: Jensen L et al. Social aspects In: Jefferson T, Vicari N, Frønsdal K [eds.]. Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Screening [Core HTA], Agenzia nationale per i servizi sanitari regionali (age.na.s), Italy; 2013. [cited 28 May 2023]. Available from: http://corehta.info/ViewCover.aspx?id=106

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