Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324649
Title:
Turner Syndrome: awareness of health issues
Authors:
Nadeem, M; Roche, EF
Citation:
Nadeem M Roche EF. Turner Syndrome: awareness of health issues. IMJ. 2014 107(7)
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324649
Abstract:
An increased prevalence of obesity, hypertension, autoimmune thyroiditis, coeliac diseases, inflammatory bowel disease and social vulnerability has been found in adolescent patients with TS 1,2 . Adults with TS may need counselling and preparation concerning assisted fertility 2 and may exhibit a wide range of problems such as obesity, hypertension, aortic dilation, osteoporosis, autoimmune thyroiditis or sensorineural deafness, for example 1,2 . In adults with TS, life expectancy may be affected due to an increased risk of aortic dissection and ischemic heart disease 3 . Those, who did not have access to focused health care, may have low Quality of life 3 . Follow up by a multidisciplinary team to improve life expectancy and reduce morbidity was recommended 3 . We therefore set out to examine the perception of health issues that are related to TS. Ethical approval was obtained from our local hospital ethics committee. Girls with TS were recruited to the study if they genetically confirmed TS and aged over 12 years. Of 35 girls who were invited, 32 agreed to participate. The participants have been asked to complete self-assessment questionnaire regarding the health problems which adult with TS can experience. Girls with TS and their parents or guardians were contacted either in the outpatient clinic or by telephone. Those who expressed initial agreement received questionnaire form. A minimum duration of 1 week was given to return the form. To our knowledge, this is the first study to examine the perception of health issues in Irish girls with TS.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
WOMEN'S HEALTH; DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER; CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE; FERTILITY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNadeem, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoche, EFen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-11T13:26:14Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-11T13:26:14Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-
dc.identifier.citationNadeem M Roche EF. Turner Syndrome: awareness of health issues. IMJ. 2014 107(7)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/324649-
dc.description.abstractAn increased prevalence of obesity, hypertension, autoimmune thyroiditis, coeliac diseases, inflammatory bowel disease and social vulnerability has been found in adolescent patients with TS 1,2 . Adults with TS may need counselling and preparation concerning assisted fertility 2 and may exhibit a wide range of problems such as obesity, hypertension, aortic dilation, osteoporosis, autoimmune thyroiditis or sensorineural deafness, for example 1,2 . In adults with TS, life expectancy may be affected due to an increased risk of aortic dissection and ischemic heart disease 3 . Those, who did not have access to focused health care, may have low Quality of life 3 . Follow up by a multidisciplinary team to improve life expectancy and reduce morbidity was recommended 3 . We therefore set out to examine the perception of health issues that are related to TS. Ethical approval was obtained from our local hospital ethics committee. Girls with TS were recruited to the study if they genetically confirmed TS and aged over 12 years. Of 35 girls who were invited, 32 agreed to participate. The participants have been asked to complete self-assessment questionnaire regarding the health problems which adult with TS can experience. Girls with TS and their parents or guardians were contacted either in the outpatient clinic or by telephone. Those who expressed initial agreement received questionnaire form. A minimum duration of 1 week was given to return the form. To our knowledge, this is the first study to examine the perception of health issues in Irish girls with TS.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectWOMEN'S HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectDEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERen_GB
dc.subjectCARDIOVASCULAR DISEASEen_GB
dc.subjectFERTILITYen_GB
dc.titleTurner Syndrome: awareness of health issuesen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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