Measuring quality of life in children referred for psychiatric problems: Psychometric properties of the PedsQLTM 4.0 generic core scales

@article{Bastiaansen2004MeasuringQO,
  title={Measuring quality of life in children referred for psychiatric problems: Psychometric properties of the PedsQLTM 4.0 generic core scales},
  author={Dennis Bastiaansen and Hans M Koot and Ilja L. Bongers and James W Varni and Frank C. Verhulst},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={489-495}
}
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Dutch translation of the Pediatric Quality of Life InventoryTM (PedsQLTM 4.0) generic core scales and assess its usefulness in measuring quality of life (QoL) in a child psychiatric population. Methods: Reliability and validity of the PedsQL were assessed in 310 referred children (ages 6–18 years) and a comparison group consisting of 74 non-referred children (ages 7–18 years), and the parents in both groups… CONTINUE READING

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