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Title: Health-related quality of life, anxiety, and depressive symptoms in children with primary immunodeficiencies
Authors: Kuburovic N.
Pasic T.
Susic G.
Stevanovic, Dejan
Kuburovic V.
Zdravkovic M.
Janicijevic Petrovic, Mirjana
Pekmezovic M.
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: Introduction: The aims of this study were to evaluate levels of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and the presence of anxiety and depressive symptoms in children with primary immunodeficiency disease (PID) in Serbia. Materials and methods: Self- and parent-rated data from 25 children with PID were available. As controls, data from 50 children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and 89 healthy children were included. The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory was used for HRQOL assessments. Anxiety symptoms were identified using the Screen for Child Anxiety-Related Emotional Disorders questionnaire, while depressive symptoms were identified using the Mood and Feeling Questionnaire. Results: Children with PID had significantly lower Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory total scores compared to children with JIA and healthy children as child-rated (P=0.02) and parent-rated (P<0.001). Specifically, they had significantly lowered emotional functioning compared to children with JIA, and social functioning compared to both children with JIA and healthy children. School functioning was significantly lower among children with PID (parent-rated only). By parent-rated responses, six (24%) out of 25 children with PID had significant anxiety symptoms, while five (20%) children had significant depressive symptoms, which was statistically higher than among children with JIA and healthy controls (P=0.05). Conclusion: HRQOL could be significantly compromised in children with PID, particularly across such psychosocial domains as emotional, social, and school. These children were also found to be at an increased risk for suffering significant anxiety and depressive symptoms. © 2014 Kuburovic et al. This work is published by Dove Medical Press Limited.
Type: article
DOI: 10.2147/PPA.S58040
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84897844873
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac

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