hrp0092p1-96 | Growth and Syndromes (to include Turner Syndrome) | ESPE2019

Assessment of Subjective and Objective Compliance to Growth Hormone Therapy of Children with Growth Hormone Deficiency

Vlachopapadopoulou Elpis Athina , Drosatou Chrysoula , Kaloumenou Eirini , Gerali Maria , Michalacos Stefanos

Introduction: The success of rhGH therapy is thought to be dependent on the patient's ability to maximally adhere to their treatment regimen.Aim: To compare the reported (subjective) compliance as it was documented via a questionnaire fulfilled by the parents and/or patients, with actual (objective) compliance as recorded by a delivery device, to rhGH therapy.Material and Methods</stron...

hrp0089p2-p222 | GH &amp; IGFs P2 | ESPE2018

Height Perception of Children with GH Deficiency: Influencing Factors and Links to Psychosocial Functioning

Drosatou Chrysoula , Vlachopapadopoulou Elpis-Athina , Bullinger Monika , Quitmann Julia , Silva Neuza , Michalacos Stefanos , Tsoumakas Konstantinos

Objectives: The aims of this study were: (1) to evaluate the perception of children with GH Deficiency (GHD) and their parents, regarding their current and future predicted height, as well as the modulating factors; (2) to investigate the relation between perceptions of height and psychosocial functioning in children with GHD.Methods: The study group consists of 322 children/adolescents (219 boys) diagnosed with (isolated) GHD, treated with GH. The mean ...

hrp0089p2-p224 | GH &amp; IGFs P2 | ESPE2018

Factors Influencing Health Related Quality of Life in Children/Adolescents with GH Deficiency

Drosatou Chrysoula , Vlachopapadopoulou Elpis-Athina , Quitmann Julia , Bullinger Monika , Silva Neuza , Michalacos Stefanos , Tsoumakas Konstantinos

Objectives: To describe the Health Related Quality of life (HrQoL) of children/adolescents with GH Deficiency (GHD) and to examine the effects of sociodemographic (i.e., patients’ age, sex and family socioeconomic status) and clinical characteristics (i.e. degree of short stature and duration of treatment) on HrQoL from patients’ and their parents’ perspectives. Associations between QoLISSY questionnaire and demographics were evaluated using Mann-Whitney or Krus...

hrp0082p2-d2-422 | Growth Hormone (1) | ESPE2014

Perceptions and Expectations of Patients and their Families for the Effects of GH Treatment

Drosatou Chrysoula , Vlachopapadopoulou Elpis-Athina , Karachaliou Feneli , Petrou Vassileios , Kaloumenou Eirini , Michalakos Stefanos

Background: Children’s and parents’ expectations regarding GH therapy results have been previously assessed. However, there are limited data on children’s and adolescents perceptions of their own body size as compared with that of their age-related peers, as well as their expectations of their final stature.Objective and hypotheses: To evaluate the perceptions of GH treated children and their families for the child’s stature and to as...

hrp0082p3-d1-818 | Growth | ESPE2014

Assessment of Compliance with GH Therapy

Drosatou Chrysoula , Karachaliou Feneli , Vlachopapadopoulou Elpis-Ahina , Petrou Vassileios , Kaloumenou Eirini , Michalakos Stefanos

Background: Treatment compliance is one of the most important practical aspects in long-term treatments such as GH therapy.Objective and hypotheses: To evaluate the level of compliance and its association with duration of treatment and other demographic factors.Method: A prospective study with the use of validated questionnaires was conducted in the Endocrinology Department of one of the two main Pediatric Hospitals in Athens. The ...

hrp0084p3-934 | GH &amp; IGF | ESPE2015

Psychosocial Functioning and Self-Perception of Children and Adolescents Treated with GH

Drosatou Chrysoula , Vlachopapadopoulou Elpis-Athina , Karachaliou Feneli , Prodromidis Apostolos , Michalakos Stefanos , Tsoumakas Konstantinos

Background: Coping with a chronic medical condition requiring prolonged treatment may have an effect on psychological adaptation and self-esteem of patients.Objective and hypotheses: To identify key factors that influence self-perception and well-being in children and adolescents on GH therapy.Method: A prospective study with the use of validated questionnaires SPP (the Greek version). The patient cohort included 272 Greek children...

hrp0084p3-878 | Fat | ESPE2015

Obese Children and Adolescents: Reasons for Non-compliance with Follow-up Scheduling

Drosatou Chrysoula , Vlachopapadopoulou Elpis-Athina , Karachaliou Feneli , Dikaiakou Eirini , Anagnostou Elli , Patinioti Ioanna , Petrou Vassilios , Michalakos Stefanos

Background: Non-compliance is a major issue for treatment failure in childhood obesity.Objective and hypotheses: To identify the barriers of adherence to weight management programs, of obese children and adolescents.Method: A descriptive, ongoing study based on phone recorded questionnaires with the use of information from the medical records. The study group consisted of 85 overweight and obese children and adolescents (M/F=46/39)...