publication . Article . 2011

Quality of life assessment of children with thalassemia

Masyitah Sri Wahyuni; Muhammad Ali; Nelly Rosdiana; Bidasari Lubis;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2011 Journal: Paediatrica Indonesiana (issn: 0030-9311, eissn: 2338-476X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Indonesian Pediatric Society Publishing House
<jats:p>Background Thalassemia is a chronic disease that is becoming a major health problem in the world, including the Mediterranean, as well as Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. This condition clearly affects the patient's quality of life, because of the condition itself andthe effects of treatment. Assessment is needed to detennine actions to be taken to improve the quality of life in thalassemic children.Objective To assess the differences in quality of life of thalassemic children compared to their normal siblings.Methods We perfonned a cross􀁌sectional study from May 2010 until June 2010 in H. Adam Malik Hospital, Medan and the home of a member of the Nort...
free text keywords: thalassemia, normal siblings, quality of life, PedsQL, Medicine, R, Pediatrics, RJ1-570, medicine.disease, medicine.medical_specialty, business.industry, business, Emotional function, Diabetes mellitus, Physical function, Chronic disease
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