Health-Related Quality of Life and Emotional Difficulties in Chronic Granulomatous Disease: Data on Adult and Pediatric Patients from Italian Network for Primary Immunodeficiency (IPINet)

Federica Pulvirenti, Maria Sangerardi, Alessandro Plebani, Annarosa Soresina, Andrea Finocchi, Claudio Pignata, Emilia Cirillo, Antonino Trizzino, Alessandro Aiuti, Maddalena Migliavacca, Franco Locatelli, Alice Bertaina, Samuele Naviglio, Maria Carrabba, Marco De Carli, Maria Grazia Foschino Barbaro, Marco Gattorno, Isabella Quinti, Baldassarre Martire

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Abstract

Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a primary immunodeficiency characterized by life-threatening infections, inflammation, and autoimmunity with an impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Few data are available for children, whereas no study has been conducted in adults. Here, we investigated HRQoL and emotional functioning of 19 children and 28 adults enrolled in Italian registry for CGD. PEDsQL and SDQ were used for children and their caregivers, and adults completed the SF-12 questionnaire. Mean scores were compared with norms and with patients affected by chronic diseases. Comparisons were made for CGD patients who underwent or not hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). When compared with norms, CGD children exhibited higher difficulties in social/school areas, peer relationship, and conduct/emotional problems (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10.1007/s10875-019-00725-1
JournalJournal of Clinical Immunology
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 20 2019

Keywords

  • Chronic granulomatous disease
  • PEDsQL
  • SDQ
  • SF-12
  • burden of disease
  • emotional difficulties
  • health-related quality of life
  • hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

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