The health-related quality of life of children, adolescents, and young adults with neurofibromatosis type 1 and their families: Analysis of narratives

Claire Draucker, Kavitha Nutakki, James W. Varni, Nancy Swigonski

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Abstract

Purpose: Provide an in-depth description of the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in youth diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and their families. Design and Methods: Data were drawn from qualitative interviews conducted for a larger study aimed at developing the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ (PedsQL™) NF1 module. Results: Youth with NF1 and their families experience a wide range of concerns related to HRQoL due to the varied symptom expression and uncertain trajectory of the disorder. Practice Implications: Pediatric nurses should routinely assess for HRQoL in this population and develop strategies tailored to those concerns that require intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
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StateAccepted/In press - 2017

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Neurofibromatosis 1
Young Adult
Quality of Life
Interviews
Pediatrics
Equipment and Supplies
Population

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Families
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1
  • Qualitative description
  • Young adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics

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