Green Park Collaborative and the National Hemophilia Foundation launch project to develop a PROM to measure mental health outlook – P&T Community

Posted: January 30, 2020 at 2:48 pm

BALTIMORE, Jan. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Green Park Collaborative (GPC) is partnering with the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) to develop a publicly available, patient-reported outcome measure that measures impact on mental health outlook associated with receiving gene therapy for hemophilia A and B.

This project follows work completed in coreHEM, where a multi-stakeholder group achieved consensus on a core outcome set for gene therapy in hemophilia. In coreHEM, a mental health outcome was included, and the proposed definition included elements of psychological and mental health status, and emotional functioning due to the transformational change of a potentially one-time treatment. Because gene therapy will serve as a durable treatment for hemophilia, changes in mental and emotional health are expected. No current measures exist to effectively evaluate this outcome.

"Developing a new instrument to measure the transformative potential of gene therapy on an individual's overall mental health, whether positive or negative, will further enable our understanding of the entire spectrum of functional and social impact of living with hemophilia," stated Mark Skinner, co-investigator of the coreHEM study.

"Mental health in the bleeding disorders community has always been vital to the individuals and families we serve," said Dawn Rotellini, Interim CEO at NHF. "As we move towards enhanced and innovative treatments in hemophilia it will become imperative to measure how the community responds and how NHF can support them. We are excited to continue our partnership with the Green Park Collaborative to better serve the bleeding disorders community."

About Green Park Collaborative (GPC)GPC is a major initiative of CMTP, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality, relevance, and efficiency of clinical research. GPC is a multi-stakeholder forum for developing condition- and technology-specific study design recommendations to guide the creation of evidence needed to inform both clinical and payment decisions.

About the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF)The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for inheritable bleeding disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research. NHF's programs and initiatives are made possible through the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations, as well as through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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