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Higher perceived HRQoL in Moroccan children with asthma and their parents

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We explored the differences in the perceived HRQoL between children with asthma from Moroccan and Dutch descent and their parents. In total 33 children (aged 6-18 years) from Moroccan (16) and Dutch descent (17) and their parents participated. All children were currently under treatment in a general hospital in the Netherlands. Generic and asthma specific HRQoL were assessed (DUX-25, DISABKIDS, PAQLQ). Significant differences were found on the DUX-25 subscales physical, emotional and home functioning. Children and parents from Dutch descent reported a lower HRQoL. The findings of this study are contrary with previous research. Results can be explained by the individualistic-collectivistic dimension, socially desirability, language and the feeling of miscomprehension. If this explanation makes sense health care workers have to invest in a good relationship with especially immigrant children and their parents, so they will have enough confidence to talk more openly about their physical as well as their psycho-social complaints.
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QUALITY-OF-LIFE, Asthma, cultural differences, children, parents

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Veenstra-van Schie, Monique Theodora Maria, et al. “Higher Perceived HRQoL in Moroccan Children with Asthma and Their Parents.” PAN AFRICAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol. 21, 2015, doi:10.11604/pamj.2015.21.18.6191.
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Veenstra-van Schie, M. T. M., Coenen, K., Koopman, H. M., & Versteegh, F. (2015). Higher perceived HRQoL in Moroccan children with asthma and their parents. PAN AFRICAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, 21. https://doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2015.21.18.6191
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Veenstra-van Schie, Monique Theodora Maria, Kelly Coenen, Hendrik Maria Koopman, and Florens Versteegh. 2015. “Higher Perceived HRQoL in Moroccan Children with Asthma and Their Parents.” PAN AFRICAN MEDICAL JOURNAL 21. https://doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2015.21.18.6191.
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Veenstra-van Schie, Monique Theodora Maria, Kelly Coenen, Hendrik Maria Koopman, and Florens Versteegh. 2015. “Higher Perceived HRQoL in Moroccan Children with Asthma and Their Parents.” PAN AFRICAN MEDICAL JOURNAL 21. doi:10.11604/pamj.2015.21.18.6191.
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Veenstra-van Schie MTM, Coenen K, Koopman HM, Versteegh F. Higher perceived HRQoL in Moroccan children with asthma and their parents. PAN AFRICAN MEDICAL JOURNAL. 2015;21.
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M. T. M. Veenstra-van Schie, K. Coenen, H. M. Koopman, and F. Versteegh, “Higher perceived HRQoL in Moroccan children with asthma and their parents,” PAN AFRICAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol. 21, 2015.
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