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Karami H, Lashtoo Aghaee B, Yazdani Charati J, Abedi A. Quality of Life for Children With Functional Abdominal Pain and Their Parents Copmared to Healthy Individuals. J. Pediatr. Rev 2022; 10 (3) :267-272
URL: http://jpr.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-439-en.html
1- Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran. , dr_hkarami87@yahoo.com
2- Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Ramsar, Iran.
3- Department of Biostatistics, School of Health Sciences, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
4- Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
Abstract:   (1641 Views)
Objectives: Functional abdominal pain (FAP) is a debilitating disorder that has a high prevalence among children. The goal of this study is to evaluate patients’ and parents’ perceptions of health-related quality of life (QoL) for children with FAP.
Methods: Between April 2018 and June 2019, a total of 200 children (including 100 with FAP and 100 healthy individuals) and 200 parents participated in this study. The participants completed a health-related QoL scale (pediatric quality of life inventory) that is scored on a scale from 0 (poor) to 100 (best). Children with FAP and their parents were compared to a control group consisting of healthy children.
Results: Children with FAP had lower self-report QoL scores (46.97±17.43) compared to their healthy peers (78.69±13.02) and the difference was significant (P<0.05). Parents of children with FAP reported lower QoL scores compared to parents of the control group (45.56±14.19 vs 75.94±15.06, P<0.05) but it was similar to the scores for their children.
Conclusions: The present study demonstrated that children with FAP and their parents experience a poor QoL compared to their healthy peers.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Pediatrics
Received: 2021/11/1 | Accepted: 2021/12/11 | Published: 2022/07/1

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