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Health-related quality of life in adolescents and young adults with a history of Kawasaki disease.
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PMID:  19969307     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in adolescents and young adults with Kawasaki disease (KD). STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional observational study. Patients were eligible for this study when they were > or =16 years of age and had received a diagnosis of KD > or =5 years before the start of this study. The patients were divided in 3 groups according to their coronary status: normal, aneurysms, and giant aneurysms/ischemia. A self-administered questionnaire (Medical Outcome Study Short Form 36) was mailed to the patients to evaluate the HRQOL. RESULTS: Of 624 total questionnaires mailed, 377 were delivered, and 250 were returned. The response rates of the normal, aneurysm, and giant aneurysms/ischemia groups were 33%, 62%, and 72% of all eligible patients, respectively. All subscale scoress of HRQOL, except vitality and role-emotional (limitations in the usual role activities because of emotional problems) in patients with KD were significantly higher than scores from the national norms. CONCLUSIONS: The HRQOL of adolescents and young adults with a history of KD is favorable. However, long-term follow-up is necessary, because the general health perceptions of older patients tended to be lower.
Hiromi Muta; Masahiro Ishii; Motofumi Iemura; Toyojiro Matsuishi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-12-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  156     ISSN:  1097-6833     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-23     Completed Date:  2010-03-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-43     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Pediatrics, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Coronary Aneurysm / complications,  therapy
Health Status*
Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome / complications,  physiopathology*
Quality of Life*
Young Adult

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