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Manuela Deidda, Kathleen Anne Boyd, Helen Minnis, Julia Donaldson, Kevin Brown, Nicole R S Boyer, Emma McIntosh
INTRODUCTION: Children who have experienced abuse and neglect are at increased risk of mental and physical health problems throughout life. This places an enormous burden on individuals, families and society in terms of health services, education, social care and judiciary sectors. Evidence suggests that early intervention can mitigate the negative consequences of child maltreatment, exerting long-term positive effects on the health of maltreated children entering foster care. However, evidence on cost-effectiveness of such complex interventions is limited...
March 14, 2018: BMJ Open
Katarina Bojanić, Ruža Grizelj, Jurica Vuković, Lana Omerza, Marina Grubić, Tomislav Ćaleta, Toby N Weingarten, Darrell R Schroeder, Juraj Sprung
BACKGROUND: Patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) have a high residual morbidity rate. We compared self-reported health-related quality of life (HRQoL) between patients with CDH and healthy children. METHODS: Forty-five patients with CDH who were born from January 1, 1990, through February 15, 2015, were matched to healthy, age-matched control participants at a 1:2 ratio. The health records of the study participants were reviewed to determine comorbid conditions, and HRQoL was assessed by both the participants and their parents with the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL)...
March 14, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Federica Pederiva, Basem Khalil, Antonino Morabito, Sarah J Wood
BACKGROUND:  Short bowel syndrome (SBS) has an impact on children and their families not only physically, but also emotionally, mentally, and socially. This study aimed to evaluate quality of life and family impact in patients with SBS, using the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) measurement model. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  PedsQL questionnaires were administered to patients with SBS followed at the Pediatric Surgery of Royal Manchester Children's Hospital...
January 30, 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Lili Zhang, Tao Gao, Yi Shen
OBJECTIVE: To study the quality of life of Chinese pediatric patients with retinoblastoma (RB) after enucleation and the influencing factors. METHODS: A questionnaire survey was performed on 71 cases of pediatric patients with RB after enucleation and 80 cases of healthy children, using the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 Generic Core Scales (PedsQL™ 4.0). RESULTS: The social dimension scores, school dimension scores, and total scores for the PedsQL™ 4...
March 12, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Shaji C Menon, Ragheed Al-Dulaimi, Brian W McCrindle, David J Goldberg, Ritu Sachdeva, Bryan H Goldstein, Thomas Seery, Karen C Uzark, Anjali Chelliah, Ryan Butts, Heather Henderson, Tiffanie Johnson, Richard V Williams
INTRODUCTION: We sought to evaluate the prevalence of delayed puberty and abnormal anthropometry and its association with quality of life (QoL) in young Fontan survivors. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study at 11 Pediatric Heart Network centers. Demographic and clinical data, anthropomety, and Tanner stage were collected. Anthropometric measurements and pubertal stage were compared to US norms. QoL was assessed using Pediatric Quality of Life inventory (PedsQL)...
March 9, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
Ana Paula Vanz, Juliana van de Sande Lee, Bruna Pinheiro, Marina Zambrano, Evelise Brizola, Neusa Sicca da Rocha, Ida Vanessa D Schwartz, Maria Marlene de Souza Pires, Têmis Maria Félix
BACKGROUND: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a disorder of bone formation leading to low mineral density and fractures. Children and adolescents with OI require periodic medical follow up, corrective surgery, drug therapy and physical therapy, as well as specific daily care practices. In addition, they have an increased incidence of fractures, which require immobilization and cause severe discomfort and short-term disability. This study evaluated the health-related quality of life of children and adolescents with OI in two reference centers for OI treatment in southern Brazil...
March 2, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Nishadi Ranasinghe, Niranga Manjuri Devanarayana, Shaman Rajindrajith, Madusanka S Perera, Samudu Nishanthinie, Tania Warnakulasuriya, Piyanjali Thamesha de Zoysa
BACKGROUND: Chronic abdominal pain is a common worldwide problem and known to be associated with psychological problems. This study evaluated the association between abdominal pain-predominant functional gastrointestinal disorders (AP-FGIDs), psychological maladjustment and personality traits in adolescents. METHODS: Adolescents aged 13-18 years were recruited from 5 randomly selected schools in Ampara district of Sri Lanka. AP-FGIDs were diagnosed using Rome III criteria...
February 27, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
Alma Glinac, Lejla Matović, Azra Delalić, Lejla Mešalić
The aim of the study was to investigate whether there is difference in the quality of life between mothers of children with cerebral palsy and mothers of healthy children, as well as whether the quality of life in mothers of children with cerebral palsy depends on their level of education, child's mobility and child's functional status. A total of 141 mothers participated in the research. Mothers were divided into two groups, 71 mothers of children with cerebral palsy and 70 mothers of healthy children from the Tuzla Canton (Bosnia and Herzegovina)...
June 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
Priscila Caçola, Michael Killian
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: One of the major concerns for Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) are the mental and physical consequences of the condition, especially as they relate to quality of life factors. Here, we examined health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children with DCD, determined the association between two standardized parent reports, and compared HRQOL of our sample with DCD with the normative sample of each assessment for typically developing (TD) children and a sample of children with chronic health conditions...
February 23, 2018: Research in Developmental Disabilities
Mostafa Farajpour Kh, Mohadeseh PishgahRoodsari, Hamid Salehiniya, Fahimeh Soheilipour
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) and quality of life in primary school students in Tehran. METHOD: In this cross-sectional study 829 primary school children and their parents participated. Healthrelated quality of life (HROOL) was evaluated with the Persian version of Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL™ 4.0) questionnaire. According to objective measures of height and weight, children BMI computed, and adapted for age and gender...
March 2018: BioMedicine
Laura J Chavez, Connor Grannis, Millie Dolce, Deena J Chisolm
BACKGROUND: Caring for teens with special health care needs places physical and mental health burdens on parents, which can be exacerbated by the stresses of transitions to independence. Medical homes can improve teen transitions to greater self-management and reduce health care-related time and financial burdens for families. This analysis examines the association between parent-reported teen medical home status and caregiver health-related quality of life (HRQOL). METHODS: The study sample included parents/caregivers of teens with special health care needs, ages 15-18, recruited from a pediatric Medicaid accountable care organization who participated in a survey (response rate=40...
February 22, 2018: Academic Pediatrics
Isadora de Carvalho Trevizoli, Carolina Silva Pinedo, Vanessa Oliveira Teles, Renata Belém Pessoa de Melo Seixas, Elisa de Carvalho
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the to evaluate the effect of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) on the quality of life of children and adolescents and to identify which variables effect health-related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS: The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 (PedsQL 4.0) was used to evaluate HRQoL. In addition, a questionnaire was applied which included signs, symptoms, and use of medications. RESULTS: A total of 43 patients (mean age, 15...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Jessica Tobin, Kimberly A Miller, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Jennifer B Unger, Ann S Hamilton, Joel E Milam
Objective: Acculturation appears to be an important aspect of the association between ethnicity and disease, but it has not been explored in depth among childhood cancer survivors (CCS). The purpose of our study was to identify distinct acculturative profiles among Hispanic CCS and to assess differences in quality of life and depressive symptoms. Design: Latent class analysis was used to identify distinct acculturative profiles using 9 indicator items reflecting Hispanic and Anglo cultural orientation...
2018: Ethnicity & Disease
Erik Landfeldt, Anna Mayhew, Volker Straub, Hanns Lochmüller, Katharine Bushby, Peter Lindgren
INTRODUCTION: Our objective was to assess the psychometric properties of the English (UK and US) version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 3.0 Neuromuscular Module (PedsQL NMM) administered to patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). METHODS: Patients with DMD from the UK and the US completed the PedsQL NMM online. The psychometric properties of the instrument were examined using Rasch analysis. RESULTS: A total of 278 patients completed the PedsQL NMM...
February 21, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
Sherri L Katz, Joanna E MacLean, Nicholas Barrowman, Lynda Hoey, Linda Horwood, Glenda N Bendiak, Valerie G Kirk, Stasia Hadjiyannakis, Laurent Legault, Bethany J Foster, Evelyn Constantin
STUDY OBJECTIVES: (1) To determine baseline quality of life (QOL) among children with obesity and newly diagnosed moderate-severe sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and to compare it to the reported QOL of children with obesity or SDB alone and healthy children. (2) To evaluate QOL change after 1 year. METHODS: A prospective multicenter cohort study was conducted in children (8-16 years) with obesity, prescribed positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy for moderate-severe SDB...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Andrea Fiume, Gabrielle Deveber, Shu-Hyun Jang, Colleen Fuller, Shani Viner, Sharon Friefeld
AIM: To develop and validate a disease-specific parent proxy and child quality of life (QoL) measure for patients aged 2 to 18 years surviving cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT) and arterial ischaemic stroke (AIS). METHOD: Utilizing qualitative and quantitative methods, we developed a 75-item Pediatric Stroke Quality of Life Measure (PSQLM) questionnaire. We mailed the PSQLM and a standardized generic QoL measure, Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL), to 353 families...
February 16, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Bamini Gopinath, Gerald Liew, George Burlutsky, Louise A Baur, Paul Mitchell
We aimed to investigate whether health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is associated with retinal vascular caliber, an indicator of subclinical cardiovascular disease risk. 1600 students aged between 11-19 years (821 girls and 779 boys) were examined during 2009-2011. Retinal vessel caliber was measured from digital retinal images. HRQoL was assessed by the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL). In the overall cohort, each 1-unit increase in PedsQL total score and the psychosocial summary score was associated with ~0...
February 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
Kristy Nicola, Pauline Watter
BACKGROUND: Children with specific language impairment often present with multiple comorbidities, which may adversely affect both participation in play and academic performance, potentially impacting a child's health-related quality of life. This study 1) explored the suitability of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ Version 4.0 Generic Core Scales (PedsQL™) for use with a typically developing Australian control group, and 2) compared the health-related quality of life between a control group and Australian children with severe specific language impairment...
February 14, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Lea Höfel, Bruno Eppler, Magdalena Storf, Elizabeth Schnöbel-Müller, Johannes-Peter Haas, Boris Hügle
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX), commonly used in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), frequently has to be discontinued due to intolerance with anticipatory and associative gastrointestinal adverse effects. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychological method where dysfunctional experiences and memories are reprocessed by recall combined with bilateral eye movements. The objective of this study was to assess efficacy of EMDR for treatment of MTX intolerance in JIA patients...
February 13, 2018: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
Guilherme Jorge Sousa E Silva, Simone Nascimento Fagundes Sammour, Alexandre Archanjo Ferraro, Vera Hermina Kalika Koch
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and correlate, before and after the therapeutic intervention, the behavioral problem scores evaluated by the CBCL/6-18 questionnaire and the quality of life indexes evaluated by the PedsQL™ 4.0 in patients with monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis. METHOD: After the initial evaluation and completion of the CBCL/6-18 questionnaire, a multidisciplinary evaluation and completion of the PedsQL™ 4.0 questionnaire was performed. Of the initially evaluated 140 children and adolescents aged 6-16 years, 58 were excluded due to non-monosymptomatic enuresis or associated comorbidities...
February 8, 2018: Jornal de Pediatria
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