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Evaluation of quality of life in children and adolescents with hypertension — measurements, appliance, problems and barriers

Anna Paczkowska, Elżbieta Nowakowska, Wiesław Bryl, Karolina Hoffmann
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2011;15(1):21-28.

open access

Vol 15, No 1 (2011)
Prace oryginalne
Published online: 2011-04-18

Abstract


Background Arterial hypertension (AH) is a chronic disease increasingly often diagnosed in children. Apart from survival rate, the assessment of circulatory competence and the adverse effects of pharmacotherapy, the quality of life (QOL) assessment is another indicator of how efficient the chosen treatment of arterial hypertension is. The aim of the research was to close-up the quality of life measurement methods as well as to blow the whistle on the possibilities and barriers, conducting this kind of opinion amongst children and the youth in the European Union countries.
Material and methods A review of current literature and internet resources concerning this subject was made.
Results Resulting the analysis we explained the genesis, definition and conception of the quality of life. Moreover in the paper are presented information about questionnaires, available language versions of the European Union countries, used for the evaluation of the quality of life in children and adolescents with hypertension. The research specifically focuses on the presented problems and obstacles by indicating analysis of quality of life amongst children and the youth in the European Union countries. Furthermore, a presentation of appliance and the meaning of the obtained results in clinical practice were made.
Conclusions The concept of quality of life, despite the highlighted problems and barriers, will continue to flourish as it appeals to the effects of treatment from the perspective of quality of life giving medicine a chance to show long-term success in controlling diseases.
Arterial Hypertension 2011, vol. 15, no 1, pages 21–28

Abstract


Background Arterial hypertension (AH) is a chronic disease increasingly often diagnosed in children. Apart from survival rate, the assessment of circulatory competence and the adverse effects of pharmacotherapy, the quality of life (QOL) assessment is another indicator of how efficient the chosen treatment of arterial hypertension is. The aim of the research was to close-up the quality of life measurement methods as well as to blow the whistle on the possibilities and barriers, conducting this kind of opinion amongst children and the youth in the European Union countries.
Material and methods A review of current literature and internet resources concerning this subject was made.
Results Resulting the analysis we explained the genesis, definition and conception of the quality of life. Moreover in the paper are presented information about questionnaires, available language versions of the European Union countries, used for the evaluation of the quality of life in children and adolescents with hypertension. The research specifically focuses on the presented problems and obstacles by indicating analysis of quality of life amongst children and the youth in the European Union countries. Furthermore, a presentation of appliance and the meaning of the obtained results in clinical practice were made.
Conclusions The concept of quality of life, despite the highlighted problems and barriers, will continue to flourish as it appeals to the effects of treatment from the perspective of quality of life giving medicine a chance to show long-term success in controlling diseases.
Arterial Hypertension 2011, vol. 15, no 1, pages 21–28
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Keywords

arterial hypertension; quality of life; children and adolescents; questionnaires; youth; barriers; appliances

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Title

Evaluation of quality of life in children and adolescents with hypertension — measurements, appliance, problems and barriers

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 15, No 1 (2011)

Pages

21-28

Published online

2011-04-18

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2011;15(1):21-28.

Keywords

arterial hypertension
quality of life
children and adolescents
questionnaires
youth
barriers
appliances

Authors

Anna Paczkowska
Elżbieta Nowakowska
Wiesław Bryl
Karolina Hoffmann

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