Early Consequences of Pectus Excavatum Surgery on Self-Esteem and General Quality of Life

W. P. Zuidema, J. W.A. Oosterhuis, G. W. Zijp, S. M. van der Heide, A. F.W. van der Steeg, L. W.E. van Heurn

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftArtikelpeer review

17 Citaten (Scopus)

Samenvatting

Background: An early observation after chest wall correction is direct inspection from the PE patient of their “new” thorax. Changes in self-perception may give raise to other psychological adaptations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the early changes in the fields of self-esteem, body image and QoL. Methods: Prospective observational longitudinal multicenter cohort study. Self-esteem, emotional limitations and general health were assessed using the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) in patients under 18 and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Questionnaire-bref (WHOQOL-bref) was used for body image, psychological domain and overall QoL in patients over 16 years of age. Measurements were taken before surgery (T1) and 6 weeks (T2), and 6 months thereafter (T3). Results: Scores on post-operative self-esteem were significantly higher compared with scores pre-operatively (p < 0.007). Also body image, psychological domain and emotional limitations showed significant improvement, respectively p < 0.001, p < 0.001, and p < 0.016. Significant improvement in the first three components was mainly achieved in the first 6 weeks post-operative. In emotional limitation, however, the largest change was between 6 weeks and 6 months. Overall quality of life in the WHOQOL-bref and general health domain in the CHQ showed no significant improvement in relation to the pre-operative scores. Conclusion: Post-operative PE patients after Nuss procedure showed an improved body image, increased self-esteem and increased psychological resilience in the first 6 months, with the most marked change in the first 6 weeks. Also emotional limitations changed significantly over time. The changes were not large enough to influence general QoL or general health significantly.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)2502-2506
Aantal pagina's5
TijdschriftWorld Journal of Surgery
Volume42
Nummer van het tijdschrift8
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 aug. 2018
Extern gepubliceerdJa

Vingerafdruk

Duik in de onderzoeksthema's van 'Early Consequences of Pectus Excavatum Surgery on Self-Esteem and General Quality of Life'. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

Citeer dit