Measuring quality of life in children with obstructive sleep disorders.

  title={Measuring quality of life in children with obstructive sleep disorders.},
  author={Lianne M de Serres and Craig S. Derkay and S A Astley and Richard A. Deyo and Richard M. Rosenfeld and George A. Gates},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  volume={126 12},
OBJECTIVE To validate a disease-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) instrument for children with obstructive sleep disorders (OSDs). DESIGN Prospective cohort study using a 6-item health-related instrument (OSD-6). SUBJECTS One hundred caregivers of patients with OSDs secondary to adenotonsillar hypertrophy (age range, 2-12 years) from 2 tertiary care, pediatric otolaryngology practices. INTERVENTION The OSD-6 was administered on initial presentation and 4 to 5 weeks after… CONTINUE READING
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