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Titolo:
The PedsQL (TM): Measurement model for the pediatric quality of life inventory
Autore:
Varni, JW; Seid, M; Rode, CA;
Indirizzi:
ChildrensAHosp & Hlth Ctr, Psychosocial Res Program, San Diego, CA 92123 US Childrens Hosp & Hlth Ctr San Diego CA USA 92123 , San Diego, CA 92123 US Univ Calif San Diego, Sch Med, Dept Psychiat, San Diego, CA 92103 USA UnivCalif San Diego San Diego CA USA 92103 hiat, San Diego, CA 92103 USA Childrens Hosp & Hlth Ctr, Ctr Child Hlth Outcomes, San Diego, CA 92123 USA Childrens Hosp & Hlth Ctr San Diego CA USA 92123 San Diego, CA 92123 USA
Titolo Testata:
MEDICAL CARE
fascicolo: 2, volume: 37, anno: 1999,
pagine: 126 - 139
SICI:
0025-7079(199902)37:2<126:TP(MMF>2.0.ZU;2-U
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
FORM HEALTH SURVEY; NEWLY-DIAGNOSED CANCER; ACQUIRED LIMB DEFICIENCIES; OF-LIFE; MEDICAL OUTCOMES; SOCIAL SUPPORT; SURVEY SF-36; EMOTIONAL-PROBLEMS; CHILDHOOD-CANCER; CHILDREN;
Keywords:
chronic health conditions; children; adolescents; quality of life; pediatrics; health outcomes;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
64
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Varni, JW Childrensteosp & Hlth Ctr, Psychosocial Res Program, 3030 Childrens Way,Sui Childrens Hosp & Hlth Ctr 3030 Childrens Way,Suite 103 San Diego CA USA 92123
Citazione:
J.W. Varni et al., "The PedsQL (TM): Measurement model for the pediatric quality of life inventory", MED CARE, 37(2), 1999, pp. 126-139

Abstract

BACKGROUND. Pediatric patients' self-report of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has emerged as an important patient-based health outcome. A practical, validated generic measure of HRQOL facilitates assessing risk, tracking health status, and measuring treatment outcomes in pediatric populations. METHODS. The PedsQL is a brief, standardized, generic assessment instrument that systematically assesses patients' and parents' perceptions of HRQOL in pediatric patients with chronic health conditions using pediatric canceras an exemplary model. The PedsQL is based on a modular approach to measuring HRQOL and consists of a 15-item core measure of global HRQOL and eight supplemental modules assessing specific symptom or treatment domains. The PedsQL was empirically derived from data collected from 291 pediatric cancerpatients and their parents at various stages of treatment. RESULTS. Both reliability and validity were determined. Cronbach's alpha coefficients for the core measure (alpha = .83 for patient and alpha = .86 for parent) were acceptable for group comparisons. Alphas for the patient self-report modules generally ranged from .70 to .89. Discriminant or clinical validity, using the known-groups approach, was demonstrated for patients on- versus off-treatments. The 11 scales showed small-to-medium positive intercorrelations, supporting the multidimensional measurement model. Furtherconstruct validity was demonstrated via a multimethod-multitrait matrix using standardized psychosocial questionnaires. CONCLUSION. The results support the PedsQL as a reliable and valid measureof HRQOL. The PedsQL core and modular design makes it flexible enough to be used in a variety of research and clinical applications for pediatric chronic health conditions.

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