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Subject/Keyword
quality of life, pediatric stroke
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Ghotra, Satvinder K
Supervisor and department
Johnson, Jeffrey (Public Health)
Yager, Jerome (Pediatrics)
Examining committee member and department
Unsworth, Larry (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
Newton, Amanda (Pediatrics)
Rasmussen, Carmen (Pediatrics)
Johnson, Jeffrey (Public Health)
Department
Medical Sciences-Paediatrics
Specialization

Date accepted
2014-08-27T10:18:28Z
Graduation date
2014-11
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
The incidence of pediatric stroke has risen to >3.0/100,000. Neurological deficits are witnessed in 70-75% of survivors of pediatric stroke and may influence their health related quality of life (HRQL). A cross sectional study was conducted to evaluate the HRQL of pediatric stroke survivors. Parents of children diagnosed with pediatric ischemic stroke between January 2003 and June 2012 were approached. HRQL was evaluated using self (5-18 years) and proxy report (2-18 years) versions of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL 4.0) and compared to reference norms. Ninety children were enrolled. Both parents and children expressed concerns in physical and psychosocial domains of HRQL and identified HRQL of children to be lower than reference norms (p<0.001). However, parents reported more impairment and differed in their assessment compared to their children’s self-report. The study findings have implications regarding our approach to the overall well being of children with stroke.
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English
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doi:10.7939/R39K4607W
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