Trajectories and Predictors of Health-Related Quality of Life during Childhood.

  title={Trajectories and Predictors of Health-Related Quality of Life during Childhood.},
  author={Stewart A Vella and Christopher A. Magee and Dylan Paul Cliff},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={167 2},
OBJECTIVE To identify distinct trajectories of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) during childhood, along with their predictors. STUDY DESIGN A nationally representative sample of 2700 children aged 4-5 years at baseline was followed up every 24 months through to age 12-13 years. Parents reported the children's HRQOL and data on potential predictors at each wave (5 in total) as part of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. RESULTS Growth mixture modeling identified 5 distinct… CONTINUE READING
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