Quality of Life (QOL), Coping and Psychological Symptoms in Children and Adolescents With Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
1. Characterize the quality of life of young children with CVS (i.e., psychological, social, physical, school functioning) and the impact of the child's illness on the parent's and family's quality of life (i.e., emotional, social, cognitive functioning, communication, worry, daily activities and family relationships). 2. Assess symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD and behavioral problems in what our preliminary data suggests is a psychiatrically vulnerable population. 3. Evaluate the associations between quality of life and psychiatric symptoms and the frequency and intensity of CVS attacks. 4. Use the data generated from this study to develop a psychosocial intervention targeted at young children with CVS and their families who evidence risk for functional disability, with the aim of intervening as early as possible to limit the psychological and social morbidity experienced by children with CVS and their and families.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Quality of Life, Coping and Psychological Symptoms in Children and Adolescents With Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
Characterize the quality of life of youth with CVS as well as the strategies they use to cope with stress, their strengths and vulnerabilities, and to assess symptoms of depression and anxiety in these at risk youth.
Evaluate the associations among coping strategies the frequency and intensity of CVS attacks to determine if particular coping styles and personal characteristics are associated illness severity, psychiatric co-morbidity and quality of life.
Children aged 9-10 will complete 5 questionnaires Adolescents aged 11-18 will complete 6 - questionnaires Youth aged 11-18 will fill out an additional questionnaire that asks how - they cope with stress related to CVS symptoms Parents will complete 4 questionnaires
MINIMUM AGE: 9 Years
MAXIMUM AGE: 18 Years
July 31, 2008
July 15, 2009