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AIM Our aims were to (1) describe the conceptual basis of popular generic instruments according to World Health Organization (WHO) definitions of functioning, disability, and health (FDH), and quality of life (QOL) with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) as a subcomponent of QOL; (2) map the instruments to the International Classification of(More)
This paper discusses how to evaluate whether, and in what ways, treatments affect the lives of children with neurological conditions and their families. We argue that professionals should incorporate perspectives from patients and families to help them make decisions about what 'outcomes' are important, and we discuss how those outcomes might be assessed. A(More)
INTRODUCTION In 1976, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated worldwide disability prevalence at 10%; recent evidence suggests the prevalence is even higher. Given the extent of disability around the world, it is essential for researchers and policy makers to have a uniform language for describing and discussing disability. The International(More)
AIMS The aims of this study were to (1) search the literature in order to identify the challenges facing adolescents and emerging adults with epilepsy; and (2) categorize these issues within both the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and an empirical model of quality of life (QOL) in childhood(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore predictors of optimism in parents of children with cancer. METHODS A cross-sectional multi-centre study of 411 parents of children in active treatment for cancer was conducted. The Life Orientation Test-Revised was used to assess optimism. Other appropriate items and standardized questionnaires were used to assess parent and child(More)
OBJECTIVE To study child mental health, parental support, and social support of children with epilepsy as these relate to quality of life (QOL) using child self-report, seizure-related variables, and estimated verbal intelligence based on receptive vocabulary. METHODS A cross-sectional structural equation model of baseline data from the QUALITÉ cohort(More)
The publication of the International Classification of Disability, Functioning and Health Children and Youth (ICF-CY) version as a derived classification of the ICF has enabled child health and disability researchers to implement the classification into their work. There is little discussion available in the literature specifically about challenges(More)
PURPOSE The impact of cancer on children can be assessed through various concepts including mental and physical health status and most significantly quality of life (QOL). It has been difficult to compare data collected through these instruments due to a lack of continuity or understanding of overlaps and gaps between them. To delineate the content of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Obesity is a chronic condition that can impact the physical, emotional, mental and social elements that encompass a child's life. The objectives of this study were to identify which generic and obesity-specific patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments are used in obesity literature, as well as review their conceptual approach, health and(More)
PURPOSE Content comparison of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measures is currently important because of the varying use of concepts and operationalisations. Our objective was to use the International Classification of Functioning Children and Youth version (ICF-CY) as a standard by which to compare the content of all cerebral palsy (CP)(More)