Article Title: The psychosocial impact of Klinefelter syndrome and factors influencing quality of life
Authors: Amy S. Herlihy, BSc, Robert I. McLachlan, MD, PhD, Lynn Gillam, MA, PhD, Megan L. Cock, BSc, PhD, Veronica Collins, MSc, PhD, and Jane L. Halliday, BSc, PhD
Date of Publication: July 2011
Excellent research article that examines quality of life issues that can be affected by XXY and the importance of early intervention.
This is the first quantitative study to show Klinefelter syndrome has a significant personal impact. Men diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome later in life reported similar difficulties as those at younger ages, suggesting that they would benefit from early detection and intervention. Understanding factors influencing this can assist in providing adequate services to individuals with Klinefelter syndrome, their partners, families, and the health professionals caring for them.