The quality of life in developing age subjects with chronic renal diseases

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AIM: Renal pathologies have an hard impact on ill children's life style, psychic and physical development. In the last years, even if medical cures allowed these children to live longer and to have a better quality of life, today both their families and themselves have to face a lot of difficulties due to the kind of pathology. These children show behaviour troubles, bad sociability, aggressiveness, poor school performance, anxiety and depression, and then the subjects with chronic renal failure show a retard in neurological and cognitive development. In this study we evaluated the impact that the chronic renal illness has on children and adolescents' quality life. METHODS: For this study, we have used the Impact of Childhood Illness Scale. It includes 30 questions that value 4 aspects of the child and family's life style: illness and its treatment, impact on the child, impact on parents and impact on the family. For every question, it considers the frequency of the problem and the degree of the worry that it causes. We gave the questionnaire to 47 couples of parents' children who are suffering from chronic renal diseases (19 subjects with nephrotic syndrome, 7 with chronic glomerulenephritis, 10 with chronic renal failure, 5 dialysed, 6 with kidney transplant). All parents compiled the questionnaire. RESULTS: The obtained results showed that developing age subjects, who are affected by chronic renal diseases, can have emotional and behavioural difficulties that have an effect on subject and on his family. Their parents live in a continuous stress state because chronic pain and anxiety cause depression, a sense of inadequacy and frustration. CONCLUSIONS: As in every chronic physical illness, the sick child and his family are obliged to face a series of physical, behavioural and emotional changes. Besides, they are faced by possible collateral effects of the illness and of its treatments on development.
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)119-128
Numero di pagine10
RivistaMinerva Pediatrica
Volume57
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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