Qual Life Res (2017) 26:2409–2419 DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1605-6 Measurement of quality of life and attitudes towards illness in children and young people with chronic kidney disease 1 1 2 2 • • • Jennifer Heath Paul Norman Martin Christian Alan Watson Accepted: 24 May 2017 / Published online: 27 May 2017 Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017 Abstract scores. Scores on all scales were moderately correlated Purpose Chronic kidney disease (CKD) can place restric- (r = 0.35–0.59), suggesting that clinicians may choose the tions upon biopsychosocial development in children; con- most appropriate measure for assessment of psychological/ sequently, assessment of self-reported quality of life (QoL) psychosocial functioning based on clinical judgement. is important in patient evaluations. This research aimed to Conclusions This study further conﬁrmed that using child evaluate a generic and renal-speciﬁc self-report QoL scale, self-reported QoL measures is possible and may help assess children’s attitudes towards living with CKD and psychosocial teams to individualise work. The GCQ is propose an appropriate tool for future individual clinical simple and convenient, and could be used as an annual use or departmental audit. screening tool to facilitate discussion of QoL with children Methods Seventy-one children (41 male, 30 female; mean and young
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Published: May 27, 2017
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