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dc.contributor.authorSimilä, Wenche Ann
dc.contributor.authorRø, Torstein Baade
dc.contributor.authorHalsteinli, Vidar
dc.contributor.authorHelland, Ingrid B.
dc.contributor.authorSuvatne, Christer
dc.contributor.authorElmi, Hanna
dc.identifier.citationHealth and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2020, (18), .en_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose The primary aim was to measure health related quality of life (HRQoL) in a Norwegian cohort of adolescents with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME). A secondary aim was to identify factors before diagnosis, at time of diagnosis and after diagnosis that were associated with HRQoL. Methods In this cross-sectional population-based study, HRQoL was measured by Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ Generic Core scale version 4.0 (PedsQL4.0) in 63 adolescents with CFS/ME. In addition, fatigue was measured by PedsQL Multidimensional Fatigue scale (PedsQL-MFS), depressive symptoms were measured by the Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (SMFQ), and disruption in school activities was measured by The De Paul Pediatric Health Questionnaire (DPHQ-N). Data were also collected from medical records and patient interviews. Results Age at diagnosis was 15 (2) years (mean (SD)), and four out of five participants were female. Time from diagnosis to reply was 39 (22) months. Adolescents with CFS/ME reported PedsQL4.0 score 50 (17), and boys reported a better score than girls (64 vs 47, 95% Confidence Interval (CI) for difference (− 27; − 6)). There were positive associations between overall HRQoL and support from a schoolteacher, school attendance or participation in leisure activities. There were negative associations between overall HRQoL and delayed school progression, having been to rehabilitation stay and depressive symptoms. Conclusion HRQoL in adolescents diagnosed with CFS/ME was low. The associations between reported HRQoL, healthcare previously provided, support from a schoolteacher, school attendance and participation in leisure activity may provide information of value when developing refined strategies for healthcare among adolescents with CFS/ME. Possible causal relationships must however be explored in future studies.en_US
dc.publisherBMC (part of Springer Nature)en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleHealth-related quality of life in Norwegian adolescent living with chronic fatigue syndromeen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.journalHealth and Quality of Life Outcomesen_US
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