Quality of life and impact of the disease on primary caregivers of juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients.

@article{Bruns2008QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life and impact of the disease on primary caregivers of juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients.},
  author={Alessandra Bruns and Maria Odete Esteves Hil{\'a}rio and F{\'a}bio Jennings and Clovis A Silva and Jamil Natour},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  year={2008},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={149-54}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the quality of life and the disease burden on primary caregivers of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS Seventy patients with JIA and their respective caregivers were enrolled in this study. Health, quality of life and psychological status were assessed by using the childhood health assessment questionnaire (CHAQ), the medical outcomes study 36-item short-form health survey (SF-36) and the psychiatric screening questionnaire (SRQ-20). Burden of… CONTINUE READING

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