The difference of disease perception by juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients and their parents : analysis of the JAMAR questionnaire.

TitreThe difference of disease perception by juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients and their parents : analysis of the JAMAR questionnaire.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsVanoni, F, Surís, J-C, von Scheven-Gête, A, Fonjallaz, B, Hofer, M
JournalPediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
Volume14
Issue1
Pagination2
Date Published2016
URLhttp://my.unil.ch/serval/document/BIB_2126A3DCEE55.pdf
DOI10.1186/s12969-015-0063-3
ISSN1546-0096
ISBN Number1546-0096 (Electronic)
Abstract

BACKGROUND: The JAMAR (Juvenile Arthritis Multidimensional Assessment Report) has been developed to evaluate the perception of the patient and his parents on different items: well-being, pain, functional status, quality of life, disease activity, disease course, side effects of medication, therapeutic compliance and satisfaction with illness outcome. Our aim was to compare disease's perception by JIA patients and their parents. METHODS: We included into the study 100 consecutive patients over 7 years of age. We asked both parent and child to complete the JAMAR questionnaire. For each patient we recorded demographic and disease related data. We examined the level of disagreement between children and parents for the quantitative items of the JAMAR: VAS Pain, VAS Disease Activity, VAS Well Being, Juvenile Arthritis Functional Score, HRQoL. Then we looked for a relation between discordance-rate and demographic and clinical variables. RESULTS: Children and parents' median scores for all five items were similar. Individual dyads agreement was low, with a large amount of pairs (80) discordant for at least one item. We found higher MD VAS and JADAS in more discordant dyads, suggesting that when the disease is more active discordance between child and parent increase. CONCLUSION: The JAMAR questionnaire is an important tool that helps clinicians to detect divergent child and parent's disease perceptions. It is essential that both patients and parents fill the JAMAR questionnaire for a complete clinical and psychosocial evaluation.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26732177?dopt=Abstract

WOS ID (UT)

000367517700001

Alternate JournalPediatr Rheumatol Online J
Citation Key / SERVAL IDserval:BIB_2126A3DCEE55
Peer reviewRefereed
PubMed ID26732177
PubMed Central IDPMC4702328

                         

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