Self-Reported Quality of Life of Young Children With Conditions From Early Infancy: A Systematic Review

A systematic review of 37 studies of self-reported quality-of-life (QoL) scales in children aged < 12 years with congenital health conditions. Regardless of the condition or the instrument used, children often reported QoL similar to the reference population, except for lower scores in the physical functioning/health domain. Disparity between parental and child assessments of QoL suggested that both child and parent perspectives are essential to understanding the child’s QoL. [su_cite_pediatrics url_fragment = '134/4/e1129' author = 'Jardine' year = '2014'] [su_pubmed pmid = '25246620' author = 'Jardine' inits = 'J']