hrp0089p2-p222 | GH & 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 & 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., patientsÂ’ age, sex and family socioeconomic status) and clinical characteristics (i.e. degree of short stature and duration of treatment) on HrQoL from patientsÂ’ and their parentsÂ’ perspectives. Associations between QoLISSY questionnaire and demographics were evaluated using Mann-Whitney or Krus...

hrp0084p3-934 | GH & 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...