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Quality of life of parents of children on home parenteral nutrition
  1. C WONG,
  3. V MILLER,
  1. Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology
  2. Booth Hall Children's Hospital
  3. Charlestown Road, Blackley
  4. Manchester M9 7AA, UK
  1. Dr Thomas.

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Editor,—Jeppesen and colleagues (Gut1999;44:844–852) used the non-disease specific sickness impact profile (SIP) and the disease specific inflammatory bowel disease questionnaire (IBDQ) to assess the quality of life of 49 patients receiving home parenteral nutrition (HPN). They found a significant reduction in the quality of life of these patients compared with patients with anatomical or functional short bowel not receiving HPN.

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