Measuring Health-Related Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents: Implications for Research and Practice

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impacts may only accumulate with time ( Jacobson et al., 1997b, 1997c). Cross sectional studies cannot detect effects of illness that evolve across developmental stages. Consequently, maintaining a longitudinal perspective in future research will provide the most information about the evolving effects of chronic illness on children and their families.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

From the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and the Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston. Supported by grants (DK 29845 and DK 42315) from the National Institutes of Health and by the Herbert Graetz Fund.


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