Pediatric Valley Fever Research

Through interviews throughout the Central Valley, Dr. Erin Gaab, Dr. Fouzia Naeem, and a team of English- and Spanish-speaking Research Assistants from UC Merced gained insights into the experience of valley fever patients and their families.  This study reviews what is known about pediatric valley fever patients including psychological functioning, quality of life, and illness perceptions. Primary caregivers of pediatric patients and patients from a major hospital in the San Joaquin Valley of California were interviewed regarding their perceptions of disease detection, access to care and the patient/family experience. 

Read the full results of the study

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