Date Presented 04/05/19

PANDAS is the abrupt onset of OCD or tics after streptococcal infection in a formerly healthy child. We used qualitative phenomenology to explore family quality of life (FQOL) in six families with a child who developed PANDAS in early childhood. Data were collected through interviews, which were transcribed and analyzed through a rigorous inductive process. Results indicate that PANDAS severely impacts FQOL, and OT's awareness of PANDAS may be key to supporting the child and family.

Primary Author and Speaker: Barbara Demchick

Additional Authors and Speakers: Julia Ehler, Shelly Marramar, Alison Mills, Amanda Nuneviller

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