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

Janie Canty-Mitchell, Joan K. Austin, Susan M. 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalChildren's Health Care
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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