Psycho-social outcome in liver transplanted children: beware of emotional self-assessment!

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_1EA1C57F98DF
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Psycho-social outcome in liver transplanted children: beware of emotional self-assessment!
Périodique
Italian Journal of Pediatrics
Auteur(s)
Calinescu A.M., McLin V.A., Belli D., Wildhaber B.E.
ISSN
1824-7288 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1720-8424
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
38
Pages
37
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article Publication Status: epublish
Résumé
BACKGROUND: Psycho-social outcome in children after liver transplantation (LT) is known to be inferior to age-related peers. Yet, when children and their parents are questioned by their nurse or physician about the child's psycho-social well-being, the answers usually are very positive. We hypothesized that patients and their parents after LT report their psycho-social well-being too enthusiastically when enquired by their personal care takers.
INCLUSION CRITERIA: LT at the Children's University Hospital of Geneva 1992-2007, age >3 years, <16 years, time after LT >2 years. Children and their parents were questioned by their well-known, familiar nurse at the annual follow up visit about their personal well-being. To allow for evaluation of answers, scores (good, medium, bad) were attributed to the different questions. 46 children were included in the study.
RESULTS: Mean age at enquiry was 9.7 years (SD 4 years), mean time after LT was 7.5 years (SD 4.2 years). The different themes were reported as good for: parent-child relationship (83%), relationship with peers (98%), relation with siblings (39%), sport activities (54%), play activities (78%), school performance (87%), expression skills (67%), and general behavior (89%).
CONCLUSION: Most of our LT children and their parents consider, during a personal interview with a closely related, familiar nurse, that the child's psycho-social outcome is good. Yet, it is generally acknowledged that children after LT have negatively altered psycho-social outcomes. Thus, emotionally influenced reports about psycho-social outcome in children after LT must be looked at with care.
Mots-clé
Activities of Daily Living, Adolescent, Child, Child, Preschool, Cross-Sectional Studies, Emotions, Family Relations, Female, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Liver Transplantation/psychology, Male, Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Self-Assessment, Social Support
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
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21/02/2015 10:31
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08/05/2019 15:28
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