Introduction: The health-related quality of life in X-linked agammaglobulinemia was investigated in 25 children and adolescents patients through the Italian version of Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 Generic Core Scale for patients aged less then 18 years, comparing child perception to that of the parents and the physician's evaluation. The data were compared with the ones of 80 healthy controls and the literature data of a group of patients with rheumatic diseases. Discussion: The agammaglobulinemia subjects perceived a lower global quality of life than the healthy subjects, but significantly higher than the rheumatic diseases controls. The clinical relevance of health-related quality of life assessment in X-linked agammaglobulinemia pediatric patients is discussed.
- health-related quality of life
- PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scale
- X-linked agammaglobulinemia
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy