The health-related quality of life of children with an extremity fracture: a one-year follow-up study.

@article{Ding2006TheHQ,
  title={The health-related quality of life of children with an extremity fracture: a one-year follow-up study.},
  author={Ru Ding and Melissa Lee McCarthy and Eileen Houseknecht and Susan M Ziegfeld and Vinita Misra Knight and Patricia Korehbandi and Donna Parnell and P. Klotz},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          157-63
        }
}
PURPOSE To document the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of children with an extremity fracture at 3 and 12 months postinjury and to determine whether it varies significantly by fracture region and site. METHODS Children hospitalized for an extremity fracture at 4 pediatric trauma centers were studied. A baseline, 3-month, and 12-month telephone interview were completed by a primary caregiver to measure the child's HRQOL using the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL). HRQOL was… CONTINUE READING

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