Reynolds RA, Dixon M, Gannon S, Zhao S, Bonfield CM, Naftel RP, Wellons JC, Shannon CN. The interaction between parental concern and socioeconomic status in pediatric hydrocephalus management. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 2020 Oct 9. 1-7. PMID: 33035994 [PubMed]
Parent or guardian involvement is implicit in the care of pediatric patients with hydrocephalus. Some parents and guardians are more engaged than others. The relationship between socioeconomic status (SES), the level of parental concern about their child's hydrocephalus management and future, and overall health status has not been clearly delineated. In this study, the authors sought to clarify this connection using hydrocephalus patient-reported health outcomes.