Quality of life measures and psychiatric symptoms in adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus and familial Mediterranean fever

Yasemin Düzc¸eker, Nuray Kanbur, Erkan Demirkaya, Orhan Derman, Lakshmi N. Moorthy, Seza Özen

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Abstract

Purpose: To describe the relation between global Quality of Life (QL) and psychiatric symptoms in adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), and to analyze the perceptions of parents and adolescents. Methods: This study included 51 adolescents diagnosed with SLE (n=25) and FMF (n=26), and 51 healthy adolescents. The Health Related QL (HRQL) of SLE patients was rated by parents and adolescents using the Simple Measurement of Impact of Lupus Erythematosus in Youngsters

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-549
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Familial Mediterranean fever
  • Psychiatric symptom
  • Quality of life
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

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