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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Quality Of Life Assessment In Patients With Cystic Fibrosis By Means Of The Cystic Fibrosis Questionnaire.
Author: Cohen, Milena Antonelli
Ribeiro, Maria Ângela Gonçalves de Oliveira
Ribeiro, Antonio Fernando
Ribeiro, José Dirceu
Morcillo, André Moreno
Abstract: To assess the quality of life (QoL) of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) followed at a university referral center for CF. A cross-sectional study involving application of the Cystic Fibrosis Questionnaire (CFQ) and Shwachman score in CF patients between April of 2008 and June of 2009. The sample consisted of 75 patients. The mean age was 12.5 ± 5.1 years (range, 6.1-26.4 years). The patients were divided into three groups by age in years: group I (< 12), II (12-14), and III (> 14). The highest and lowest CFQ scores were for the nutrition domain in group III (89.3 ± 16.2) and the social domain in group II (59.5 ± 22.3), respectively. Groups I and III differed significantly regarding the treatment domain (p = 0.001). Regarding Shwachman scores, there were significant differences between patients scoring < 70 and those scoring > 70 in the social (group I; p = 0.045), respiratory (group II; p = 0.053), and digestive (p = 0.042) domains. In group III, severity did not correlate with QoL. In groups I and II, patients with an FEV1 < 80% of predicted did not differ from other patients for any CFQ domain. However, in group III, values for the following domains were significantly lower in patients with an FEV1 < 80%: physical (p = 0.012); body image (p = 0.031); respiratory (p = 0.023), emotional (p = 0.041); and social role (p = 0.024). It is important to assess QoL in CF patients, because it can improve treatment compliance.
Subject: Adolescent
Cross-sectional Studies
Cystic Fibrosis
Quality Of Life
Severity Of Illness Index
Statistics, Nonparametric
Young Adult
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: -1-Uns- -1
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