Quality of life in pediatric asthma patients and their parents: a meta-analysis on 20 years of research

@article{Silva2015QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life in pediatric asthma patients and their parents: a meta-analysis on 20 years of research},
  author={Neuza Silva and Carlos Carona and Carla Crespo and Maria Cristina Canavarro},
  journal={Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics \& Outcomes Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={15},
  pages={499 - 519}
}
Introduction: This meta-analytic review was conducted to estimate the magnitude of quality of life (QoL) impairments in children/adolescents with asthma and their parents. Method: A systematic search in four electronic databases revealed 15 quantitative studies published between 1994–2013 that directly compared the QoL of 7- to 18-year-old asthma patients/parents to community/healthy controls. Pooled mean differences (MD) with 95% CI were estimated using the inverse-variance random-effects… 
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