INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN CIENCIAS DE LA SALUD
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Evaluation of quality of life in school children with a history of early severe malnutrition.
DE GRANDIS ES; ARMELINI PA; CUESTAS E
ANALES DE PEDIATRIA
EDICIONES DOYMA S A
Lugar: Barcelona; Año: 2014 vol. 81 p. 368 - 368
INTRODUCTION: Severe malnutrition in young children may lead to long-term complications, in particular learning and psychosocial disorders linked to health related quality of life (HRQOL). The aim of this study was to evaluate HRQOL in children whit a history of severe malnutrition before 2 years of life, expecting to find lower scores in these patients. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A comparative study was performed on schoolchildren between 5 and 12 years with a history of early severe malnutrition, excluding those with chronic diseases. The Controls were healthy siblings of patients. The sample size was estimated as 26 subjects per group (Total=52). Sociodemographic variables were recorded and the HRQOL was assessed with PedsQL4.0. Chi square and Student t test were applied. Significance level: P