Health-related quality of life in publicly insured children with special health care needs

Janie Canty-Mitchell, Joan K. Austin, Susan Perkins, Rong Amy Qi, Nancy Swigonski

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Abstract

Our objective was to examine health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in publicly insured children with special health care needs (CSHCN). Data were obtained from 183 caregivers of CSHCN (M = 10 years; 54% African American) in urban health clinics. CSHCN had poorer physical and psychosocial HRQOL than children in a normative sample. In regression analysis, children who had more health problems and more health visits in the previous 12 months had poorer physical HRQOL. Poorer psychosocial HRQOL was associated with more health problems and urban life Stressors. Implications for practice and policy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalChildren's Health Care
Volume34
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2005

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Quality of Life
Delivery of Health Care
Urban Health
Health
African Americans
Caregivers
Regression Analysis

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Health-related quality of life in publicly insured children with special health care needs. / Canty-Mitchell, Janie; Austin, Joan K.; Perkins, Susan; Qi, Rong Amy; Swigonski, Nancy.

In: Children's Health Care, Vol. 34, No. 1, 12.2005, p. 1-18.

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