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Special Issue Title:

Hemophilia and Disability

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022

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    Rubén Cuesta-BarriusoE-MailWebsite

    Department of Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialties, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain

    Interests: Hemophilia, Hemophilic arthropathy, Physiotherapy, Pain treatment, Quality of life

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Please let me invite you to contribute to the preparation and later to favor a mindful lecture of this special issue of the Journal of Men’s Health dedicated to the treatment and assessment of patients with hemophilia.

Although hemophilia is a hematological disease, it is characterized by the development of hemorrhages in the locomotor system and the development of physical sequelae that produce severe physical disability. Thanks to recent pharmaceutical developments, the quality of life of these patients has improved significantly. Prophylaxis with clotting factor concentrates has become the gold standard for the prevention of hemophilic arthropathy. However, for adult patients treated on demand after a bleeding episode, hemophilic arthropathy continues to be a reality. Consequently, patients report chronic pain and loss of functionality, which leads to a disability that negatively influences the perceived quality of life of these patients.

We would like to focus in this special issue to the development of measurement instruments of joint health and non-pharmacological treatment options to the patients with hemophilic joint damage. Studies that analyze the efficacy of rehabilitation techniques, physical therapy, psychosocial approach and occupational therapy are welcome. The validation and cultural adaptation of measurement instruments for the evaluation of these patients have a place in this supplement.

This special issue offers an opportunity to address the following topics:

-         Musculoskeletal assessment of patients with hemophilic.

-         Psychosocial assessment and treatment of patients with hemophilia.

-         Occupational therapy assessment and treatment of patients with hemophilia.

-         Validation of measurement instruments of patients with hemophilic.

-         Physiotherapy treatment of patients with hemophilic arthropathy.

Your contribution is welcome in form of original article, case report, commentary and review.

Let’s share our experience to the better care of the patients with hemophilia.


Rubén Cuesta-Barriuso


Hemophilia; Hemophilic arthropathy; Physiotherapy; Phycology; Occupational therapy; Measurement instrument; Treatment; Quality of life

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Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed by experts in the field. Rapid peer review and prompt editorial decisions will ensure that quality manuscripts are published on time. The manuscript has not already been published or submitted elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). If similar work has been published or submitted elsewhere, you must provide a copy of the submitted manuscript. You may not submit your manuscript elsewhere while it is under consideration at the Journal of Men's Health. All manuscripts undergo thorough double-blind peer-review. To check the suitability of the special issue for publishing your manuscript, please read the journal's aims and scope and read or download the guide for authors. You may also send a brief abstract of your work (about 100 words) to the Editorial Office at A guide for authors and other relevant information for manuscript submission is available on the Instructions for Authors page.

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All manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Men's Health are assessed according to the journal standard editorial criteria. If accepted for publication, an Article Processing Charge of 1250 USD applies.

Type of Articles: Original Research, Review, Mini-Review, Systematic Review, Short Communication, Case Report, Letter to the Editor, Commentary, Rapid Report, Meeting Report, News and Views

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