Economic costs and preference-based health-related quality of life outcomes associated with childhood psychiatric disorders
Petrou, Stavros, Johnson, Samantha J., Wolke, Dieter, Hollis, Chris, Kochhar, Puja and Marlow, Neil. (2010) Economic costs and preference-based health-related quality of life outcomes associated with childhood psychiatric disorders. British Journal of Psychiatry, Vol.197 (No.5). pp. 395-404. ISSN 0007-1250Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.110.081307
Childhood psychiatric disorders may have deleterious consequences through childhood and into adulthood.
To estimate costs and preference-based health-related quality of life outcomes (health utilities) associated with a broad range of childhood psychiatric disorders during the eleventh year of life.
Participants in a whole-population study of extremely preterm children and term-born controls (EPICure) undertook psychiatric assessment using the Development and Well Being Assessment (DAWBA) and the Kaufman-Assessment Battery for Children. Questionnaires completed by parents and teachers described the children's utilisation of health, social and education services during the eleventh year of life. Parents also described their child's health status using the Health Utilities Index Mark 2 and Mark 3 health status classification systems. Descriptive and multiple regression techniques were used to explore the association between psychiatric disorders and economic outcomes.
The study presents detailed costs and health utilities associated with psychiatric disorders for the preterm population, term-born population and pooled study population, following appropriate controls.
The results of this study should be used to inform future economic evaluations of interventions aimed at preventing childhood psychiatric disorders or alleviating their effects. Further research is required that identifies, measures and values the longer-term economic impacts of these disorders in a valid and reliable manner.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences
Faculty of Science > Psychology
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Child psychopathology, Medical economics, Quality of life, Mentally ill children -- Care, Health status indicators|
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Psychiatry|
|Publisher:||Royal College of Psychiatrists|
|Official Date:||November 2010|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 395-404|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Medical Research Council (Great Britain) (MRC)|
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