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Exploring the impact of paediatric localized scleroderma on health-related quality of life: focus groups with youth and caregivers

Background: Paediatric localized scleroderma (LS) can negatively impact health-related quality of life (HRQoL) by causing skin fibrosis, abnormal limb development, disfigurement, and side-effects from immunosuppressive treatment. Studies to date have rarely included qualitative data gathered directly from paediatric patients with LS.

Objectives: To assess the impact of LS on HRQoL among affected youth and their caregivers using qualitative description.

Tue, 12/13/2022 - 10:42

Importance of Day-Care Centers in Dementia Care: A case Study From India

The caregivers of persons living with dementia (PLwD) have to provide full-time caregiving to the individual, in addition to other responsibilities in their own life. Providing care to a PLwD affects their quality of life and mental health. In such a context, clinicians have to guide caregivers in decreasing caregiver's burden through appropriate referrals. Day-care centers can be one such service, which is illustrated with the support of a case here.

Sun, 06/05/2022 - 18:48