The quality of life of young people with Tourette syndrome.

  title={The quality of life of young people with Tourette syndrome.},
  author={Drew Cutler and Tanya Murphy and Janet G. Gilmour and Isobel Heyman},
  journal={Child: care, health and development},
  volume={35 4},
BACKGROUND The study examined a UK sample of 57 young people with Tourette syndrome (TS). AIMS The purpose of this study was to consider the impact of TS on young people's Quality of Life (QoL). METHODS The study used a mixed methods design, combining focus groups and questionnaire data. Child report questionnaires measured QoL and TS symptom severity. RESULTS The results showed that the QoL of children with TS was significantly worse than that of children in a UK normative sample… CONTINUE READING