Quality of Life and Sleep in Children Diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Their Mothers' Level of Anxiety: a Case-Control Study

Ozyurt G., Bayram E., Karaoglu P., Kurul S. H., YİŞ U.

DUSUNEN ADAM-JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.28, no.4, pp.362-368, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Objective: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is the most severe form among a variety of muscular dystrophies. While studies into the etiology and pathophysiology of DMD have progressed fast, there still is no therapy for the disease. The presence of a severe chronic disease such as DMD can seriously affect patients as well as caregivers. In this study, we planned to compare quality of life and sleep between cases diagnosed as DMD and healthy controls while at the same time assessing the levels of anxiety in the patients' mothers.