Objective: To assess quality of life [QOL] and psychological status of parents of children with growing pains. Methods: Thirty-three mothers and 28 fathers of 37 children with growing pains and 20 mothers and 19 fathers of 21 matched healthy normal control [HNC] children completed the Flanagan QOL Scale questionnaire and two validated anxiety and depression questionnaires. An analysis of variance and a student's t-test were used to compare the groups. Results: The QOL and anxiety scores were similar in both groups. Depression levels were significantly higher among mothers of children with growing pains. Conclusions: Quality of life does not appear to be affected. However, maternal depression was mildly increased.
- Growing pain
- Quality of life