Brief Report Quality of Life is Impaired in Pediatric Burn Survivors with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Landolt, M.A., Buehlmann, C., Maag, T., Schiestl, C. (2009). Brief Report: Quality of Life is Impaired in Pediatric Burn Survivors with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 34(1):14-21.
The authors interviewed 43 pediatric burn patients at an average of 4.4 years post-burn and found that 8 of them had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); PTSD was also negatively correlated with patients’ health-related quality of life.