Journal article

Health-related quality of life and metabolic control in children with type 1 diabetes - A prospective cohort study

KD Hesketh, MA Wake, FJ Cameron

DIABETES CARE | AMER DIABETES ASSOC | Published : 2004

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess change in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children with diabetes over 2 years and determine its relationship to change in metabolic control. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In 1998, parents of children aged 5-18 years attending a tertiary diabetes clinic reported their child's HRQOL using the Child Health Questionnaire PF-50. Those aged 12-18 years also self-reported their HRQOL using the analogous Child Health Questionnaire CF-80. HbA(1c) levels were recorded. In 2000, identical measures were collected for those who were aged < or =18 years and still attending the clinic. RESULTS: Of 117 eligible subjects, 83 (71%) participated. Parents reported no significant di..

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