International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
Assessment of celiac disease and their effects on quality of life in children: A clinical study
Dr. Suresh Babu
Background: Celiac disease (CD), an immune-mediated systemic disorder. The present study was conducted to assess celiac disease and their effects on quality of life in children. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 43 children age ranged 6-15 years of age with celiac disease. Equal numbers of controls were selected. Quality of life was assessed using PedsQL 4.0, with 23-item multidimensional generic core scales. Raw scores were assessed based on a 5-point Likert scale (0 = never a problem; 1 = almost never a problem; 2 = sometimes a problem; 4 = almost always a problem), which was reverse-scored and linearly transformed to a 0-100 scale (0 = 100, 1 = 75, 2 = 50, 3 = 25, 4 = 0), with higher scores indicating better HRQoL. Results: Age group 6-7 years had 4 males and 6 females, 8-9 years had 5 males and 4 females, 10-11 years had 3 males and 6 females, 12-13 years had 3 males and females and 14-15 years had 5 males and 4 females. The mean PedsQL score in celiac group was 72.4 and in control group was 80.2, state anxiety score was 35.2 in celiac group and 32.4 in control group, trait anxiety score was 34.1 and 30.9 in celiac and control group respectively. Depression score was 14.2 and 10.5 in celiac and control group respectively. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that there was significant difference in quality of life of celiac and normal children.
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Dr. Suresh Babu. Assessment of celiac disease and their effects on quality of life in children: A clinical study. Int J Paediatrics Geriatrics 2018;1(2):16-18. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2018.v1.i2a.15