An analysis of quality of life in 130 families having small children with cleft lip/palate using the impact on family scale.

@article{Kramer2007AnAO,
  title={An analysis of quality of life in 130 families having small children with cleft lip/palate using the impact on family scale.},
  author={Fred Proctor John Michaloski Tom Kramer and Carola Baethge and Branko Sinikovic and Henning Schliephake},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={36 12},
  pages={
          1146-52
        }
}
Most parents are emotionally traumatized when confronted by the birth of a baby with an orofacial cleft (OFC). Affected families may have to compensate for increased financial, social and personal impacts before primary treatment is completed. This study was conducted to identify factors influencing the quality of life (QoL) of families having young children with OFC. A self-administered questionnaire containing the impact on family scale was applied in 130 consecutive families having children… CONTINUE READING
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